Homemade Vegetable Minestrone Soup

One evening, I was really wanting a nice hearty soup in a flash, so I made Vegetable Minestrone Soup which really doesn’t take long to make – and chances are, you got most of the ingredients in your fridge/pantry!

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
2 sticks of carrots
1/2 large onion
2 roma tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
2 baby zucchini
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup instant polenta (fine)
2 tbsp warm temperature butter
handful cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

First, start with chopping up all your vegetables. Saute the onions and carrots first, and season with some salt and pepper.

Then, add in the tomatoes and zucchini, and garlic and let it come together for a few minutes. I like to add a small handful of cilantro at this stage too. You can use any fresh herbs you want, such as thyme, oregano, etc.

Add the chicken broth and let it boil and slowly add the polenta until the soup thickens. Then, just let it simmer until all the vegetables are softened, and finish off by stirring in the butter, and season again to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into a bowl and enjoy!