Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 onion, chopped small
3 celery sticks, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 onion, diced
1 cup of peas
garlic, crushed
2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes
tin of Barlotti beans, drained
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
2 Cups of chicken stock
1/4 cup of small pasta shells
salt and pepper
chopped parsley
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. Gently fry the onion in the oil, then add the carrots and celery and gently fry a few more minutes.
2. Stir in the onion and peas, pour in stock and tomato paste then add the beans and potatoes and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
3. Finally add the pasta shells and leave to simmer another 7-10 minutes, until pasta is cooked. Mix in some chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Sprinkle with grated parmesan and serve with crusty bread.

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