Minestrone soup is packed full of vegetables, spices and vital nutrients. Warm up with this scrumptious, healthy soup.
Put a large pot on a medium heat. Add the olive oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Wait 5 min until olive oil has heated up and then add carrots, celery, onions, garlic, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme to the pot then cook for 5 minutes until starts to golden and onions go translucent.
Next, add the zucchini, green beans or peas, kidney beans, tomatoes, and tomato paste stir to combine them and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add vegetable broth and water and bring up to a simmer.
Next cover the pot and simmer on a low heat for around 20 minutes. Add the chosen pasta and cook until the pasta is soft around 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and season to flavour using the sea salt flakes and black pepper.
Serve in a bowl with shaved parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top. Goes great with a slice or 2 of toasted rustic bread.