Warm, flavorful and high in nutrients, this soup may be a comforting choice for your next meal.
Want a hot dish for a cold day? Look no further than this minestrone soup recipe! Not only is it packed with veggies, but it’s also warm and comforting during the long days of winter and may be easier to chew and swallow than some other meals.
Trying new ways to care for your well-being, like making healthy recipes, may help you move forward productively in your myasthenia gravis (MG) journey. Something as simple as a new MG-friendly meal may support your wellness goals.
This minestrone soup recipe was submitted by Stephanie,* a person living with MG, who acknowledged the difficulty that may sometimes come with cooking meals at home due to fatigue. To help others in the MG community access recipes that are both nourishing and uncomplicated, Stephanie provided the ingredients and steps in a recipe card you can download here.
I love my recipes because they’re easy and taste wonderful. We probably have the soup once or twice a month.
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 2 ½ Tbsp olive oil
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 2 ½ tsp cumin
- 1 cup water
- 1 can (14 oz) white beans, any type, drained
- 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas, drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the topping
- ¼ cup parsley
- 2 Tbsp pine nuts
- 1 Tbsp garlic
- 2 tsp dried basil
Minestrone Soup Recipe
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a 4-quart, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat and add diced onions and sliced carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is fragrant.
- Add tomatoes, cumin, white beans and chickpeas to the pot with 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until the carrots are soft, 8 to 15 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To make the topping
Use a plunger-style food chopper or small food processor to coarsely chop the parsley, pine nuts, garlic, basil and the remaining 1 and ½ tablespoons of olive oil. Add a dash of salt if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
Tip: Use pre-cut onion and carrots or frozen options to reduce prep work. Jarred minced garlic or garlic paste are also options.
Please consult your healthcare team for which recipes are best for your dietary needs, whether any modifications would be appropriate, and consider any allergies or dietary restrictions before making these recipes.