Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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2 quarts canned tomatoes

1 quart water

2 large onions, diced

3 stalks celery, diced

1/4 cup uncooked barley

3 raw carrots, diced

1 cup raw okra

2 cups chopped raw cabbage

2 cups diced zucchini

2 cups raw green beans, cut into bite size pieces

1 large potato, cut into bite-size pieces

1 16 ounce can pinto beans

1 16 ounce can white northern beans

1 16 ounce black beans

1 to 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning

Garlic salt or powder to taste

6-8 imitation chicken bouillon cubes (or 3 Tbs. Chicken Style Seasoning)

1/2 cup mini shells or other small pasta (optional)


In large soup pan, combine tomatoes, water, onions, celery, and barley.  Bring to a boil and slow boil until barley is tender.  Add remaining ingredients (except pasta) and add water as needed. Simmer approximately 1 to 2 hours until vegetables are tender.


If you love vegetables you are going to love this soup. Don’t be afraid to add or take away vegetables.  I usually use whatever I have on hand at the time, so my soup comes out different every meal.  You might notice I did not list any salt.  That is because there is salt in the bouillon cubes and chicken style seasoning.  If adding pasta, add 15 minutes before cooking is complete. Enjoy!