Vegan Minestrone Soup

Vegan Minestrone Soup 1

Vegan Minestrone Soup

This is truly one of the worlds greatest soups. It is a mixture of vegetables, beans, and pasta cooked in the finest selection of herbs.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large leek thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced
  • 4 oz green beans halved
  • 2 celery stalks thinly sliced
  • cup vegetable stock or water Vegan Vegetable Broth Base like Orrington Farms works well
  • 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried
  • 15 oz can cannellini or kidney beans
  • ½ cup macaroni or small pasta shapes
  • salt to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley to garnish


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add all the fresh vegetables and heat until sizzling. Cover the pan, lower the heat and sweat the vegetables for 15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  • Pour in the stock or water and add the tomatoes and herbs with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, replace the lid, then simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  • Add the canned beans with the liquid. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the pasta until cooked. Check the seasoning and serve hot.


Enjoy the recipe!


Hi, my name is Jason and I am a vegan with a keen interest in plant-based diet and nutrition. This site was set up to help me explore the research, facts, and myths about veganism. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions.

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