Friday, May 11, 2012

My Minestrone Soup

My Minestrone Soup
It has been a while since Cik Ngah  last cooked something new! Been keeping the recipe for a while and  last week bought the ingredients and had only managed to do this on last Wednesday nite! 

Verdit? Easy recipe and delicious. I just wonder why I did not try this any sooner? If I want to have this, I need to find the restaurant that have this soup! Luckily I can find this at a cafe in my office lobby..Hemm I guest that is why!!!

Here is the recipe that Cik Ngah took from internet but could not trace where did Cik Ngah took it from...


2 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, cubed
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1.5 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 0.5 inch pieces
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning/Italian Herbs - Cik Ngah use Mc Cormick
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 14 oz can diced tomato
1 14 oz can crush tomatoes or 5 medium tomatoes,blended
1 14 oz can of kidney beans
1 cup pasta of your choice
6 cups chicken broth or 6 cups water plus 2 cubes non-msg chicken stock

1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and continue sautéing until fragrant.
  4. Add celery and carrot and cook until they begin to soften.
  5. Stir in green beans, italian herbs and pepper.
  6. Add all tomatoes and the chicken broth and bring to boil. 
  7. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in kidney beans and pasta and cook until pasta is tender.
  9. Season to taste with salt.

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