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Friday 25 October 2019

Veggie Packed - Zoodle Minestrone Soup

An easy, healthy, veggie-packed soup made in under 40 minutes. This zoodle minestrone soup is the perfect Autumn (fall) and winter comfort food. Make it, eat it, or freeze it! Comfort in a bowl has never tasted so good!

Serves 6 - 8
1 cup diced yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
32 ounces vegetable broth
2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 cups 1″ cubed sweet potatoes
1 1/2 cups green beans (halved or quartered)
2 stalks chopped celery
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (finely chopped)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 – 2 cups zucchini (courgette) noodles

1. Place 1 cup diced onion to a large pot and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sauté on over medium/high heat for about 4 minutes, until onions are fragrant and start to become translucent
2. Pour the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes (with juice) into the pot. Using one of the cans from the tomatoes, pour 1 can of water into the pot as well
3. Add the sweet potatoes, green beans, celery, and all the dried herbs and salt to the pot and cook for 5 minutes
4. Lower the heat to medium after 5 minutes and continue to simmer another 20-25 minutes until vegetables are soft
5. Turn the heat off and add the zucchini noodles to the hot soup just before serving. The temperature of the soup will cook the noodles without the need for heat on the stovetop

6. If freezing, let cool fully then store in an airtight container for up to four months

Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here
Original recipe idea, and more, to see here

So, What Are Zoodles?
Zoodles = zucchini noodles.
They may also be known as Courgetti = courgette spaghetti

Zoodles are an incredibly fresh and healthy alternative to pasta. Zoodles are a fun way to increase the number of vegetables we eat, especially children.
Children just love the spiral shapes (and they love using the spiraliser). 

Zoodles are incredibly nutritious and a healthy alternative to highly processed wheat pasta or gluten free pasta!
More to read about zoodles here

A variety of articles, and recipe ideas, are within this blog, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Catarina said...

Those soups are delicious!

Elephant's Child said...


Christine said...

Looks comforting and good.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds sooooooooooo wonderful! Valerie

happyone said...

Looks very good!

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds delicious.

Sally said...

I really like soup, and this looks and sounds SO good! :)

Thanks for sharing some recipes!


William Kendall said...

Sounds good.

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy and one of my favorite kind of meals!

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Tom said...

...brimming with color and flavor.

Debbie said...

yum!!! this really sounds good!!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

A lovely soup full of nutritious goodness. Soup weather is upon us. Thank you Jan, for another lovely recipe!

CJ Kennedy said...

This sounds perfect for the cold weather on the way

My name is Erika. said...

Oh this looks fabulous! I think it is time to make some more soup-again. Happy weekend. Hus-Erika

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this sounds like a delicious veggie soup. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

Jo said...

Packed full of goodness and perfect for a day like today, it's rained all night and it's in for the day too.

kathyinozarks said...

this sounds delicious! saved the recipe
Happy saturday Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm going to copy the recipe for this. It's nearly time for soup, too.

Louca por porcelana said...

I love soup and yours looks great,mouthwatering!Hugs and all the best to you too!

DMS said...

This looks perfect for me. I have been making soup more now that the cooler weather is starting in here. Love veggies! Thanks for sharing. :)

Martha said...

Looks like a great soup with lots of goodies in it.

baili said...

never tried zoodle here but through your description sound yummy dear Jan :)
this is amazing recipe and each ingredient is my favorite ,i will try it for sure
thank you for sharing

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good! Thank you Jan! I want to try those noodles!

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh my, that does look yummy. Nothing like a nice hot soup, is there?