Vegetarian Minestrone

Vegetarian Minestrone

Ingredients

60g butter

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 onion, peeled and diced

1 parsnip, peeled and diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

1 zucchini, diced

3 sticks celery, sliced

½ and eggplant, diced

4 cups vegetable stock

½ cup canned chickpeas, drained

1 x 400g can crushed tomato

1 tablespoon tomato paste

½ cup risoni pasta

Salt and pepper to taste

Freshly grated parmesan cheese, to garnish

Fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Step by step

  • In a large microwave safe glass bowl add the butter, garlic and onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH (100%), stirring after 1 minute.
  • Add the parsnip and carrot. Cook for 5-6 minutes on HIGH (100%), stirring after 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the celery and zucchini. Cook for 3-4 minutes on HIGH (100%).
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, except the garnishes, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes on HIGH (100%), stirring occasionally.
  • To serve, garnish with the parmesan cheese and torn basil leaves.

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