The quickest way to that classic pot of soup.
I asked the rest of the Between Carpools team: does this count as a recipe if I used those bags of minestrone soup mix?
And they said: Yes, of course!
We’re not always in the mood to both chop and measure ingredients (just a little bit is ok!) to have a great, chunky minestrone soup. I use hot pepper paste, for an added zing, but it really isn’t necessary. I found it at a local Asian market with a Badatz Hechsher. Please make sure the one you buy does have a Hechsher.
This one is so easy and so good. And you’ll be in and out of the kitchen much quicker vs. the all-from-scratch version.
Easy Minestrone Soup
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 2 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 tsp salt, for sprinkling
- pinch black pepper, for sprinkling
- 3 tbsp tomato paste (or hot pepper paste, for an added zing)
- 1 (5 to 6 ounce) bag minestrone soup mix
- Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add carrot, zucchini, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper and cook another 4 minutes.
- Stir in tomato paste. Let cook another few minutes.
- Add soup mix and about 6-8 cups water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover pot mostly (leave it open a bit) and simmer for 1 hour. (No additional seasoning is necessary.)
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I don’t see a hechsher on the hot pepper paste.
Shaindy Menzer says
Thanks for pointing that out. I found it at a local Asian market with a Badatz Hechsher. Please make sure the one you buy does have a Hechsher. I just added the info to the post.
She wrote “I found it at a local Asian market with a Badatz Hechsher. Please make sure the one you buy does have a Hechsher.”.
Thank you for this recipe!
This came out amazing and was so easy!! Thanks for the great hack!!