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Milano Minestrone Soup

An authentic Italian healthy soup, that makes a meal in itself. As we know that to make a meal balanced we need to have carbs, protein and fat in it, this soup contains everything, Pasta fulfils the carbs portion, Beans fulfils the proteins and olive oil gives best essential fat, plus its tomato based soup having goodness of antioxidant lycopen and fibres and minerals from other veggies. Its quick and easy, yet yummy and nutritious.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Tomatoes: 400 g

Macroni pasta: 50 g

Baked beans : 200 g

capsicum: 2 tbsp finely chopped

Spring onions: 1 cup (white + greens) finely chopped

Carrots: 1 tbsp finely chopped

French beans: 1 tbsp  finely chopped

Oregano/mixed herbs: 1 tsp

Tomato ketchup: 2 tbsp

Salt: as per taste

Olive oil: 1 tbsp (extra virgin preferable)

Processed cheese: 1 tbsp to garnish

Process:

  • Blanch the tomatoes and puree them.
  • Now take olive oil in a pan and heat. Add onions, capsicum, carrots, French beans, salt, oregano/ mixed herbs and sauté for 5 mins. When onion turns translucent, add macaroni, baked beans, and tomato puree and bring one boil.
  • Once boiled then let it simmer on low flame till macaroni gets cooked.
  • After macaroni get cooked, add tomato ketchup and mix well. You can add up to half cup of water to adjust consistency if required.
  • Garnish with shredded cheese and spring onion greens and serve hot.

 

Nutritional value: per portion

Energy:  133 cal

Carbs:  17 g

Protein: 5.2 g

Fat: 4.5 g

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