Classic Minestrone

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

Adapted from "Italy's 500 Best-Ever Recipes" by J Wright. A tasty, simple vegan dish. Serves 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large, thick-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and saute until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the carrot and celery and cook on low for 5 minutes or until it starts to soften.
  4. Add the garlic and tomatoes. Add he stock. Add salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the beans and macaroni. Return to the boil and then simmer, covered, another 20 minutes. Add more water if required.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.