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.


Enjoy the recipe!


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
15 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 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 thirty minutes.

Add the canned beans with the liquid. Simmer for another ten minutes. Add the pasta until cooked. Check the seasoning and serve hot.


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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