Minestrone soup

This is one of my favourite soups, perfect for the cold autumn weather. It is packed with vegetables and is a super low carb meal (I left out the pasta which is usually used). You can use any veg left in your fridge, just chuck it all in!


  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • A handful of pre cooked pasta (if using)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (I prefer plum tomatoes)
  • 2 stock cubes mixed into 1L of boiling water
  • 3 tbsp dried mixed herbs/ oregano


  1. Heat a few tsp olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and fry on a low heat for about 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the leeks, potatoes and carrots. Season. Fry for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan along with the courgette, beans, 1L stock and mixed herbs.
  5. Cook with the lid on for about 15- 20 minutes on a low heat until soft.
  6. At this point see the consistency of the soup. I usually add a little more stock and water if it is too thick.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve with bread.

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