Friday, April 15, 2011

Spicy Minestrone


I've been making this "everything but the kitchen sink" Minestrone Soup a lot these days and it's just wonderful!
Feel free to add whatever you like ( or need to use up ) It's really easy!

Spicy Minestrone Soup
-vegan-
8 cups of good veggie broth
( I used 8 cups of water to 4 vegan bouillon cubes )
1 Tb olive oil
1 large onion diced
5 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ( or more!! ) cayenne pepper
1 Tb cumin
handful of minced fresh herbs ( optional )
( I like thyme, basil and parsley )
juice of 1/2 lemon
1.5 tsp red wine vinegar
1 Tb soy sauce
1 can organic diced tomatoes and juice
4 cups shredded organic kale
1 cup of organic peas or celery ( or both... what the hell...)
2 large organic carrots diced
1-2 cups organic pasta ( depending on how much you really like in your soup )
1 can drained chick peas or kidney beans
Salt and pepper if needed ( I didn't need any! )
First, saute onion in 1 Tb oil until translucent then add garlic and saute until fragrant but dont' burn! Add broth, tomatoes, soy sauce, lemon juice and vinegar. Now add dried spices and bring to a boil. Once boiling add carrots and pasta. Once pasta is a la dente ( about 10 min )  add can of beans, green peas, celery, and kale. Boil until beans are heated through ( about a minute ).... Add fresh herbs and taste check to see if you need any salt and pepper.
{ Fresh local Maui kale. }

{ Some fresh stuff from our garden. }

{ Italian Parsley }

{ And some more goods...}

Have fun!! This makes a ton of soup too! Love it!
Aloha

3 comments:

  1. Wow this looks so good...may be one of the best minestrone recipes ever. It is one of my favorite soups.

    That kale is gorgeous.

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  2. Love it! This is so much like what I make all the time. In fact I made a soup last night with all the fresh csa veggies I got. I have those vegetarian bouillon cubes but keep forgetting to use them! Thanks for the reminder.

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