Summer Vegetable Minestrone

Summer Vegetable Minestrone

I have never particularly enjoyed soup from a tin. In fact I steered clear of it, avoiding it at pretty much all costs.

However it is arguably one of the easiest things to make for a lunch at work.

It is quick, you can make a big batch, and it fills you up, and it is something I have come to love!

Now that we are in the summer season (apparently) I no longer want a hearty tomato soup to warm my toes up. Instead I want something that makes me think it is summer outside – when in reality it is still pouring with rain.

The recipe I’ve got for you today really is a taste of summer, it has a kick of lemon juice and an array of fresh vegetables – all of which are filled with green goodness.

And the best thing? It’s the super easy, throw it in the pan and cook it type!

The recipe creates 4 servings, so if you are wanting to make it for lunches separate it into 4 tupperware tubs and store them in the fridge. Equally if you are working from home or it’s a weekend it’s a perfect lunch to sit down with friends of family.

I hope this broth makes you think of summer, while warming your insides up in this miserable weather! Who knows we might get a few days of good weather soon??

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The Recipe
A little taste of summer!
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then, on a low heat, add the celery and leeks and cook for 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  2. Add the courgette and garlic and cook on a low heath for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock, broad beans, edamame beans and lemon, bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the basil and season thoroughly and serve in a bowl (or put in a flask to take to work!).
Recipe Notes

Being picky, I have yet to find a good GF bread that is good for dipping in soup, and as this is more of a broth I don't think you really need it, but if you are wanting that little extra, cut a few slices of bread, to have on the side or dip in!

Enjoy! xo

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65 Replies to “Summer Vegetable Minestrone”

  1. I have been trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. With that, I am trying to include veggies that I have never tried. I have recently discovered parsnips and I love them. This looks like something I could enjoy as well. Thank you.

    1. Sounds awesome! You should check out my post about parsnip and carrot fries, they are so good (in my opinion!). Well done for trying the healthier lifestyle, I hope it goes well for you!

  2. This would be perfect for me as I live in the UK and one minute the weather is sunny and the next minute it is raining. Today it is cold so a summer veggie soup sounds delicious x

    1. I’m in exactly the same boat at the minute! It’s even nice on a hot day as well with the lemon juice in!

  3. I love making big batches of soup that I can eat over a few days. I also used to take soup to work a lot for meals when I was working outside the home. Your recipe sounds super tasty!

    1. It’s so much easier (and a time saver) to make it in a big batch, whether you’re eating it at home or at work! Glad you like it!

    1. This looks delicious. I love making soup this time of year. My family loves soup, too! I love finding these recipes. Awesome combination of ingredients!

  4. I love all the beautiful ingredients that go into your summer vegetable minestrone soup. So incredibly yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious comfort-food recipe. 🙂

  5. I love cooking with Leeks. You don’t see them in recipes very often but they bring out a really good flavor. This looks really good and I will have to try it out!

  6. This dish is so healthy and look so delicious. It’s such a great dish for the summer. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Soups in cans are yummy but they are not healthy, with all the additives and who knows what other things put in them to keep them last. Your recipe sounds really delicious, with so many healthy vegetables.

  8. I am a huge fan of soup, in Winter it’s pretty much all I eat for lunch, but in Summer I feel that it’s not so much a sunny dish! This is such a great recipe though, I would totally make this, my kids adore soup too!

    1. I totally get you! But with the lemon juice it makes it taste so fresh it reminds me so much of summer in itself! I hope you guys enjoy 🙂

    1. Oh amazing, I would love to have fresh veg in my garden, so far tomatoes, apples and grapes is as far as we go! I hope you love it 🙂

  9. Your recipe sounds and looks delicious. I love making big batches of soup that I can eat over a few days, especially now I am at home all week with the girls it makes things so much easier!

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