Minestrone, packed with veggies, pulses, and pasta, makes a hearty and filling meal particularly when served with home baked bread. By using a bacon substitute this recipe is suitable for vegetarians, and choose a gluten free pasta if you wish. Please note that the bacon substitute I use contains gluten.
1/2 packet Vegie Delights rashers (or 3 rashers bacon if you wish)
1 large potato
3 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable stock
300g can kidney beans
425g can tomatoes
1/2 cup tiny pasta – shells or alphabet
Saute diced rashers in oil, add peeled and diced carrots, potato and garlic. Pour in stock and simmer until vegetables start to soften. Add drained and rinsed kidney beans, tomatoes, pasta; and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until pasta is cooked through.