Vegetable Minestrone

Hubby with cold+
Fridge full of veggies+
Fresh beans from neighbor=
Veggie Minestrone!!

So now that we've figured out that equation, here's what I am eating for lunch today:

lunch today

Here are the veggies to chop:


Watch it simmer in the pot:


I am enjoying a bowl of it while my baby naps!


The best part about this soup is that it is easy adaptable. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand.

Enjoy with a crusty piece of bread! And know that you knocked down a HUGE chunk of your vegetable requirement for the day!

Summer Vegetable Soup

-1 large onion chopped
-1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
-32 oz. container chicken stock
-3 zucchini chopped
-1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (that's what I had on hand- you can chop up like 2 carrots or so)
-1 16oz. can cannellini beans
-1 cup chopped green beans
-3 large cloves garlic smashed
-1/2 cup macaroni (short elbows)
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon curry powder
-1 dash of cayenne pepper
-salt & pepper to taste
-a quick glug of red wine vinegar


Saute onion & garlic in the olive oil in a large soup pot until translucent on medium high heat. Add chicken stock, curry powder & cayenne pepper. Add vegetables and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes. Add beans. If the soup looks too thick- with not enough broth, add a bit of water to thin it out. Taste to see if it needs salt & pepper. 5 minutes before you are done, add that glug of the red wine vinegar. It will add a nice little tang to the soup. The whole process should take less than 40 mins.


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  • July 8, 2009

    Haha, love the feet on the chair photo!! The soup looks perfect.

  • July 9, 2009

    Isn't soup great?!! Looks good!

    • July 14, 2009

      Kate- SOUP IS GREAT. For sure!

  • July 9, 2009

    looks delicious!

  • grace
    July 13, 2009

    just wanted to say thank you for the recipe; I made it and it was very good even on a hot summer weekend (I cannot remember how i found your blog it was thru someone else's but anyways thanks again great recipe) - grace

    • July 14, 2009

      thank you grace! i am so glad you liked it! I think it will be great in the winter too!

  • July 14, 2009

    this looks so good! i'm going to have to sub the chicken stock for veggie, and try this out. mmm.

    • July 14, 2009

      kristen- you will love it! it's soo easy!

  • July 16, 2009

    ooh yum.

    found you via Frecklewonder (Jenny)-
    glad I clicked the click.

    now I am hungry.

    • July 16, 2009

      vanessa- let me feed you!

  • July 17, 2009

    I'm on my way over, tee hee.

  • August 28, 2010

    I made this the other night. It was so good and so easy, thanks for sharing.

  • petesjoy
    August 17, 2011

    To make this more minestrone-like I added the rind of a parmesan to the pot whilst it was simmering. I've tried better veggie minestrone recipes, but it was a good, quick mid-week meal. I garnished with some chopped flat leaf parsley and grated parmesan.

  • October 12, 2012

    It's soup season and I have a list of soup recipes to try. Last night I decided to make a version of this minestrone and I am so happy with the result. Thank you for posting easy and quick yet delicious meal recipes! I love how adaptable this recipe is and that the ingredients are the sort that are always hanging around -- no extra shopping necessary! I definitely will be turning to this recipe often.

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