Thursday, 26 January 2012

Healthy vegetables soup




 Ingredients:

2 tbsp. olive oil
2onion thinly sliced
100gm French beans, cut into half
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 stalk of celery, thinly sliced
½ cup olives sliced
½ cups  cooked dried navy beans
½ cup boiled chickpeas & green peas
1 cup of spinach, coarsely chopped
100gm lima beans cut in to half
1 small zucchini, chopped (you can add or replace any vegetables)
1/2 cup leftover cooked white rice ( optional)
100 g tomatoes
 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  2 tbsp. tomato puree
  1 green chilli chopped
Vegetable stock 4 cups
 1 cup pasta uncooked ( I have used penne pasta)
 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
 1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. dried Basil leaves
 salt as per the taste
black pepper
butter cubes (optional)


Method:

Cook the pasta & drain.

In a large pan, heat the olive oil.  Add garlic cloves & sauté for 1 min. Then Add  onion, carrot, beans, lima beans, olives, celery and sauté until until the vegetables are just tender.

In the mean time heat water in a pot. Add  the tomatoes in boiling water for 1 min, cool & then peel the skins and chop them in to big size pieces.
Now add the vegetable stock  , tomato puree, green chilies, salt and peeled tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the cooked cheak peas, navy beans, green peas,  spinach, zucchini, basil and oregano and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.

Add paste & leftover rice to the soup. Cook for another few minutes.

Season with pepper. Sprinkle each bowl with 1 cube butter & garnish with coriander to serve.


9 Feel free to share your comments:

Sravs said...

Nice flavors and colorful soup !!

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simran said...

bursting with goodness..nice soup.

NiVi said...

pasta with soup is full meal combo.. !!!

Vardhini said...

Looks like a version of minestrone soup .. totally love it and thx for linking to the event.

Aarthi said...

Wow..YUMMY RECIPE...I am loving it..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pranati
Very nice soup indeed. Since morning I am exploring your blog ..OMG!! You have really a Gold mine of recipes...Feel sad that I wont be able to cook any during this short stay at home and I dont have a kitchen in sahara camp :-( ... Anyway , it is never late to cook delicious food Bhala thiba

Indrani said...

Very healthy and yummy soup..thanks for linking it to my event

Vardhini said...

Adding spinach to soup is a nice way to get spinach in the diet. Thx for linking to the event.

Vardhini
CooksJoy

ashy said...

great recipe, looks delish! i love to add pastas to soups, bcomes really filling.
i noticed u live in burlington, ma, wish i had met u before. i used live in medford, ma until april n now moved to virginia.
hope we can follow each other.
~ashy
http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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