Vegetable soup with whole wheat pasta

Vegetable soup with whole wheat pasta: a concentrate of vitamins, minerals and fibers for a complete and healthy meal.

Vegetable soup

A vegetable soup is open to a variety of interpretations and so allows the cook to use his/her own fantasy to choose the most suitable ingredients: seasonal vegetables, legumes, cereals and so on. Therefore everybody has his own recipe.

… and this is my personal recipe and hope you’ll like it

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes + 8 minutes for pasta
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Low

Ingredients for  2.5 liters of vegetable soup

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 fresch red onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 celery stick
  • 300 grams of green beans
  • 1  garlic clove
  • 300 grams of zucchini with flowers
  • 500 grams of chard
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1.5 lt water
  •  salt

Ingrediens for 4 servings of  vegetable soup with whole wheat pasta

  • 350 g of whole wheat short pasta
  • vegetable soup

Preparation

  1. Peel the carrots and cut them into pieces.
  2. Wash the zucchini and their flowers, cut them into pieces and chop the flowers removing the pistil.
  3. Peel the onion and cut into pieces.
  4. Peel the garlic and celery fray.
  5. Wash the beets and chop them up using your hands.
  6. Cut and wash the green beans.
  7. Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces.
  8. Finally wash parsley and basil and separate the leaves from the stems.
  9. Put all  vegetables in a pot (I use the pressure cooker), add cold water and bring to a boil.
  10. If you use the pressure cooker cook for about 15 minutes after the whistle, otherwise increase the cooking time to about 30 minutes.
  11. Add salt at the end of  cooking and add 3 or 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  12. Use the blender to reduce the soup to a cream.
  13. Take about 1.5 lt. of vegetable soup, add 300 ml of water, bring to a boil and add salt.
  14. Pour the whole wheat pasta, cook for the time shown on the package and serve topped with a little oil and grated Parmesan cheese.

Vegetable soup

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