Minestrone Soup Recipe

This minstrone soup recipe is one of my favourite soups of all time and this recipe is adpated fropm a recipe by Ellie Krieger A healthy vegetarian dish, excellent for weight watchers and for people wanting to improve their well being.

Minestrone soup is one of the most hearty soups there is, packed with protein and fibre you cannot go wrong with this energy giving soup. Perfect for a cold winter’s evening served with some warm toasted crusty bread rolls.

I make several variations of this minestrone soup including adding spinach when I need some extra iron in my diet. I have often substituted cannellini or pinto beans if I didn’t have any red kidney beans all are rich in protein and essential for vegetarians.

If you want more vegetables add zucchini, broccoli, green peppers, spinach or, my favorite, kale. Some people have emailed me asking about bacon. Many minestrone soup recipes certainly do have bacon but for health and personal reasons I chose to live without it. If you must though just add about 1/2 pound when you are browning the onions.

If you chose this route leave the salt out as bacon is loaded with it. However you chose to make this soup please let me know how it worked out for you in the comments below.