Minestrone soup recipe - a unique Italian vegetable soup

Linda Mabrey
By Linda Mabrey
Created on Mar 15, 2024

Minestrone is a thick soup originating from Italy. Ingredients mainly include vegetables and can be enjoyed all year round. Traditionally, this soup is made from whatever vegetables are in season, so there is no specific recipe for this dish. Minestrone can be prepared with meat and bone broth, or made into a vegan dish with vegetable broth. Despite the fact that the old people now with trend of using some anti aging supplements, nutrition & natural foods always play important role for their life.


 Some of the most common ingredients are beans, onions, celery, cabbage, tomatoes, and carrots. This dish has a very rich and sweet flavor from the vegetables, but is also very nutritious. The Minestrone recipe below includes 12 different types of vegetables, cooked in vegetable broth, and is not only suitable for vegetarians but can also be enjoyed by anyone of any age.


  •  200g peas
  •  100g borlotti beans
  •  100g fava beans (or broad beans)
  •  1 onion, diced
  •  1 stalk of celery, chopped finely
  •  100g zucchini, cut into cubes
  •  1 leek, chopped finely
  •  1 head of broccoli (whole stem), chopped finely
  •  3 medium sized potatoes, cut into cubes
  •  1 large carrot, diced
  •  ½ cabbage, chopped finely
  •  10-20 cherry tomatoes
  •  A few basil leaves, chopped finely
  •  5 tablespoons olive oil
  •  3 cloves of garlic, minced
  •  1 bunch of parsley (whole stem), chopped finely
  •  200g bucatini noodles

Soup Water ingredients: 

  •  Mirepoix (onion, celery, and carrot ratio 2:1:1) diced
  •  Herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley)
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  Salt
  •  Black pepper
  •  2 liters of water
  •  4 large garlic cloves

To make the broth, saute the chopped herbs and mirepoix mixture with olive oil and crushed garlic over medium heat for 5-10 minutes to bring out the aromatics and vegetables. Pour in water with a few grinds of black pepper and cook over high heat until the water boils. Then turn down the heat, season with salt to taste and let simmer. After at least 30 minutes, the water can be filtered and used immediately. Note that the longer the broth is cooked, the richer and sweeter the flavor will be.

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To make minestrone soup, put all the prepared ingredients along with 1.5L of broth into a large pot. Boil water and add bucatini noodles.

Then turn down the heat and let it simmer until the noodles are soft to the bite. Transfer the soup to small bowls and serve with grated parmesan cheese and a few drops of olive oil

Modern people pay attention to maintaining health and also ways to prolong life. Researcher Dan Buettner (USA) has studied the lifestyle of residents in Blue Zones (blue zones - referring to the areas with the most people living the longest in the world), he recently published a daily meal of the world's longest-living family and reveal the secret to their longevity.

Buettner points out that the "Blue Zone Diet" focuses on consuming whole, unprocessed foods and plant-based ingredients.

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According to nutritionist Samantha Cassetty of New York City (USA), people who live the longest and healthiest consume half a cup to a cup of beans every day. In addition, soup is rich in vegetables and is an ideal food to help prolong life.

Although bread is not typically considered a health food, it can be part of a balanced diet and choosing sourdough bread can be especially beneficial for gut health. Experts also point out that residents in "green zones" consume fermented foods every day.

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Naturally fermented sourdough bread does not cause spikes in blood sugar like white bread and helps maintain healthier blood sugar levels.

 In addition, studies show that drinking a glass of wine with a meal is also effective. Good for health & digestive system

Additionally, the key to maintaining a balanced diet is eating plenty of plant-based foods and enough protein, and the Mellis family's lunches fit that perfectly. As long as calorie requirements are met, people can get all the protein they need from plants and should eat a variety of protein sources.

Linda Mabrey

Linda Mabrey

Linda Mabrey is a professional content writer in AllureSeason.com, where she writes about tasty recipes, must-try food products and top-tested secrets for home cooking success. She has taste-tasted hundreds of products and recipes since joining us in 2023. A graduate of New York University, she considers the kitchen to be her happiest place.