5 Min Minestrone Soup


October 3, 2015

image 5 minutes to a potful of delicious Hot Minestrone Soup….sounds too good to be true, right! 🙂
But I promise…you will absolutely love it.
I used this recipe very often when my kids were little infants, and this soup was a lifesaver, when I was feeling overwhelmed and stretched too thin!
Today Was another such day, and boy, this soup sure did come to my rescue!
In a pot add the following ingredients…
1 1/2 cup store bought marinara sauce/pasta sauce
1 cup mixed veg of your choice…like peppers, carrots, celery, beans, cauliflower etc, chopped fine.(If you like you can even use a frozen mix)
1 cup boiled chickpeas (you can use canned if u like, I keep some ready at hand in my freezer)
4-5 cups of hot water
2 tsp basil pesto.
Also add Salt n pepper to taste.
Bring the ingredients in the pot to a rolling boil.
Meanwhile…fish out a few chickpeas from the pot.
Gently mush them using the back of a spoon and transfer them back to the pot.
Simmer for 3-4 minutes…ready!

5 comments on “5 Min Minestrone Soup

  1. October 3, 2015 Purvi

    Ur recipes are so interesting, love to read ur blogs

  2. November 25, 2015 Hemali

    Hi, Did you do any tadka before mixing the ingredients? I can see some oil in the picture but not in the receipe.

    • November 26, 2015 ruchiairen

      The oil in the picture is from the Marinara sauce. I haven’t added any additional oil.

  3. January 12, 2016 krina

    If I dont have basil pesto, what else I can use?

    • February 21, 2016 ruchiairen

      If you don’t have it, skip it.


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