Veg Minestrone Soup #soupswappers

Wendy has started a new group, Soup Saturday Swappers, on every third Saturday of each month, our group will be posting soup recipes based on a theme. This month's theme is "healthy".

Since many of us make resolutions in the new year to start living a more healthy lifestyle.  I too took this theme seriously and made a healthy and nutritious  soup.  This is a comforting and delicious soup full of veggies and takes just few minutes for prepare. Try this healthy soup you will absolutely love it.


1.1/2 Cup Homemade Pasta Sauce - recipe follows

1/4 Cup Coloured Bell pepper - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Carrot - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Celery - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Cauliflower - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon French Beans - finely chopped
5 Cups Water
1 Cup Boiled Chick Peas - Lightly mash a few of them
2 Teaspoons  Basil Pesto Sauce
Salt and Pepper powder to taste
Cube  Veg Soup Cube


In a pot add the water, soup cube , pasta sauce, all the veggies,  chickpeas, basil pesto sauce,  salt and  pepper to taste.  Bring the ingredients in the pot to a rolling boil. Reduce the flame and let it simmer for a 4 to 5 minutes. Your soup is ready, taste for seasonings, add accordingly.   Enjoy this healthy and delicious soup in this cold weather.

Labels: Soup, Vegetarian, Pasta sauce, Basil, Pesto Sauce, Soup Swappers, Healthy, Vegetables, Minestrone Soup

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I love the use of the chickpeas to thicken the soup base. Sounds delicious!

  2. How great...I like that the chickpeas give texture to the soup!

  3. Minestrone is so delicious. I like the addition of the pesto!

  4. I finally found some dry chick peas in a local market and can't wait to try them. This soup would be a perfect opportunity to put them to use. P~

  5. Very nice take on a classic! sounds absolutely delish!

  6. Perfect soup for a cold winter's night. Love minestrone.

  7. I am excited about the chickpeas. They are so good!

  8. Interesting take on a classic soup, this sounds very good.

  9. Hearty and light at the same time. Packed with veggies.