Friday, 27 July 2012

Tomato Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bread

Minestrone is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables or can contain meat.Being an Italian dish there is an addition of pasta to it.
The first time we had this soup was at Pizza Hut and we both loved it.So gave it a try at home and it was just awesome..Here is an easy home-made minestrone soup recipe :)

Ingredients -
tomatoes(2 big)
veggies - beans or carrots
onion (1 medium)
garlic cloves (5-6)
crushed black pepper
crushed red chilly flakes
macaroni pasta as required
pasta seasoning(oregano,basil)
vegetable stock or water
olive oil

Method -
Boil the tomatoes and veggies till soft.
Discard the outer skin of the tomatoes and mash them.Chop the veggies finely.
Cook the pasta separately in boiled water with a pinch of salt and oil.
Chop the onion and garlic finely.
Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan.
Saute the chopped onion and garlic for about a minute.
Then add the cooked veggies and tomato.
Add salt,pepper and chilly flakes as per taste.
Now add the vegetable stock(water used for boiling the veggies) and let it boil.
Put in the cooked pasta, sprinkle some seasoning and let it cook for another minute.

For garlic bread - Heat butter in a non-stick pan,add finely chopped garlic and toast the bread till crisp.
Serve hot tomato minestrone soup with garlic bread :-)