Southern Italian Vegetable Soup

It’s been a while since I made some soup, have been waiting to try this one but I just seemed to be missing some or the other ingredients.

Today finally made this hearty wholesome soup. Perfect for someone on a diet or wanting to stick to a healthy diet. It’s a meal by itself and pairing it with some warm bread will have your dinner sorted.

4 tomatoes
1 onion
8 garlic
1 potato
1/4 cup cabbage
1/2 carrot
1/4 cup macaroni
2 tbsp celery (optional)
2 tsp fresh basil (optional)
4 cups water
1 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
Juice of half a lime
Olive oil

  1. Boil tomatoes till the skin splits. Peel the skin and puree the tomatoes.
  2. Finely dice the onion, garlic, potato, cabbage, celery and carrot.
  3. Saute the onion and garlic in some olive oil till pink.
  4. Add the carrots and potatoes and sautee for a few minutes.
  5. Add the cabbage and celery and sautee for a few minutes.
  6. Add the tomato paste, water and macaroni and bring it to a boil.
  7. Add salt, seasoning and pepper (optional) and cook covered on a sim.
  8. Once the macaroni and veggies are cooked but still have a bite to them squeeze some lime and adjust seasoning.
  9. Serve it with some bread on the side.

Serves 4