nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup

Nourishing cold weather minestrone soup.

Jenny Fischer
This recipe is one of the great, inexpensive, filling and nourishing soups, because it contains lots of zucchini, yellow squash and some other healthy ingredients.
3.17 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 knife
  • 1 vegetable chopper
  • 1 cooking pot
  • 1 long spoon
  • 1 cooker


  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 3 bell peppers, various colours
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 2 14 ounce jar diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 14 ounce cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen organic green peas
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • A handful of fresh curly parsley, chopped to finish
  • optional shredded parmesan cheese, to sprinkle


  • Chop your onion and mince the garlic.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup
  • Peel the carrots and dice along with the celery, bell pepper, zucchini and yellow squash.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup
  • Heat oil in a stockpot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, bell pepper, zucchini and squash, cook until slightly golden.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, add all herbs and spices. Pour in the vegetable/chicken broth and stir well. Cook on low for about 30 minutes.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup
  • Once the vegetables are tender add in the beans and peas, continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings to your taste. share into serving bowls.
    Garnish with fresh parsley and sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.
    nourishing cold-weather minestrone soup


It is that time of the year when soups play a big role in our lives. Make sure you add as many vegetables as you want or remove whatever you don't like from the ingredients.
This soup freezes well, can stay up to 3 months in the freezer, just divide it into smaller containers, then freeze.
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