Thursday, 2 July 2009

Italian Bean and Pasta Soup


I made this soup to go with garlic bread for dinner last night and we loved it so much that I thought I would share with you all. The soup was light and quite filling. And do you want to know where I got the recipe from? The wrap of willow Butter!!Yeah, I have the habit of collecting the recipes from anywhere and everywhere. I always take the grocery booklets from the groceries everytime because they contain many recipes and I thought they were nice. Now my collection has become so big, and I really dont know what to do! My husband sometimes comment that I'm like a mouse bringing all the mess and waste to home......Aaaah....but I am sure there are many ladies out there like me, crazy about collecting recipes, and keep flipping them over again and again and still never get bored of it, isn't it?!!!

Ingredients:
1 tbs butter
2 medium carrots thinly sliced (1 cup)
1 medium onion sliced thin (1/2 cup)
2 large cloves garlic,chopped
1/2 large tomato (1/3 cup)
1 tsp tomato puree
400 can Red Kidney Beans drained and washed (1 1/3 cup)
3/4 cup frozen green peas
2 chicken Stock cube (I used Maggi)
1500 mls water
75 gms pasta shapes, I used fusilli (1 cup)
salt and pepper to season (I dint add salt, since stock cube is quite salty)

Preparation:
1. Heat a sauce pan, melt butter and add onions, garlic and carrots. Stir and cook gently for about 5 minutes and add tomato and tomato puree and saute until tomato is soft.
2. Add beans, peas and stock cube and boiled water and cook for 10 minutes.
3. Add the pasta shapes and cook for another 7 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

20 comments:

Nithya said...

Extremely healthy soup and looks terribly tempting too. :)

yeah same pinch.;) even I have started collecting recipes and love going through them. :)

Shabs.. said...

thx nithya,try it out and im sure u will fall in love with it.:)

Smitha said...

I get the sane comment from my hubby. He says I'm a waste paper basket :)
But now, I hardly use those bits of scrap, so I never collect them now a days. Nice soup

Parita said...

Welcome to the league, m too crazy about collecting recipes, dont get enough time to use them, few are a decade old now :) loved the soup hearty and healthy!!

Shabs.. said...

Smitha, lols....

Pari.....M same like u.....decades old recipes in shelf and rarely use them!!...but regularly reads them....:)

Pooja said...

Haha well said Shabs! You can count me too. I love collecting recipes n cook books and my hubby says the same thing. I sit n read those books like novels much to the amazement of my hubby who doesnt find any fascination in it!! I love Italian soups and yours look delicious n perfect! I too made a similar one that I posted long back. Quite filling and perfect to be had as an entree too!

Varsha Vipins said...

hehe..same pinch there..:D..soup looks a bowl of goodnes..:)

Vibaas said...

looks very yum! nice pics. you have a nice blog.

Sarah Naveen said...

Shabs...Visit my blog..A surprise for you!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

shabs..I dint know that u ahs already got it...So i believe i pass it on to somebody who hasnt got it yet....
That would be better right...Delete my msgs okie...

vidhas said...

Yummy and healthy soup. I will replace veg stock cube and give a try. Surely that will also taste yum. Nice click.

Yasmeen said...

Hearty bean and pasta soup,sounds so filling with the garlic bread:)

mrs. fuzz said...

Hi Shabs,

Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Your recipes and pictures look delicious! I'm going to make some of your recipes you have posted. Everything looks so good!

Ann said...

Shabs,soup looks professional.first time here.adding you..great blog

vidhas said...

Hi Shabs, I made this soup yesterday by replacing veg stock cube, it tasted yum!! thanks for sharing.

Shabs.. said...

vidhas,thx for leting me know...m glad u liked it.

fferns said...

Hi Shabs, I couldn't stop myself from posting a comment after I read your post, I wanted you to know that we share this habit of collecting recipes. I used to stick the cuttings from newspaper in a book which I still have at my parent's place back home, they use it now.but whenever I visit home I make sure I go thruough the book, just gives me some kind of joy :D Have loads of recipe books too wich I hardly use.
Your soup looks yummy I'mharcifi going to try it today and will let you know the result.

Shabs.. said...

Hi fferns,
Thnx for stopping by and ur thoughts...:)....Let me know how this soup turn out for u....

fferns said...

Hi shabs, i made the soup and it was really good, we enjoyed it. only thing missing was the beans as I didn't have them.Thanks for the recipe.

Shabs.. said...

Made the soup with out beans?!....Gooooood....thx for the feedback....glad u liked it...

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