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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simple, Sunday Meals - Soup and Sandwich



Salad:
Carrot, cucumber, lettuce & tomato

Veggie Burgers sans Cheese:
Soy patties toasted with a little butter, shredded lettuce, tomato slices, cucumber slices, dill pickle along with mustard and ketchup gave company to toasted, multigrain, thin sandwich bread.

Minestrone Soup:
This wholesome Italian soup doesn't follow a standard recipe and can be either a vegetarian or a non vegetarian soup. It is prepared with the ingredients at hand and usually contains vegetables, beans and pasta.

Ingredients required for 6 servings:
1 - 2 Tbsp oil
1 small onion - peeled and diced
1 small carrot - peeled and diced
1 small potato - peeled and diced
1 tomato - diced
1 celery stick - diced
1/4 cup of zucchini cubes
A handful of chopped green beans or frozen green peas
Celery leaves
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1/4 cup small shell pasta (I used elbow pasta.)
1/4 cup any white beans, cooked (I used navy beans.)
1 tsp - Italian seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste
(Also add garlic, if preferred.)

Making soup:
* Heat oil in a deep sauté pan and add the onions. Sauté them on low heat till they turn translucent. Then add carrot, potato, tomato, celery, celery leaves, zucchini, green beans or peas and add sufficient water. Cook on medium flame till the vegetables soften.
* Then add tomato sauce, seasoning and simmer for some more time.
* In the meantime, cook pasta al dente and drain.
* Stir in the cooked pasta and beans. Adjust the consistency of soup adding water, if needed and season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes more so that all flavors mingle.



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19 comments:

harini-jaya said...

mouth watering soup..not a gr8 fan of soy patties but the soup sure looks slurpy...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Simple, yet healthy, nutritious and filling :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the bfast platter,healthy sunday!!!!!

PranisKitchen said...

delicious healthy soup..the combination is really nice..burger and soup..lovely pics

Kiran said...

A hearty and simple dinner indeed.Happy Mother's day to you.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Happy mother's day Suma!! The presentation looks perfect.

Priya said...

Wat a fabulous spread, am drooling over that bowl of comforting minestrone soup,my favourite..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Soup looks lovely and healthy dear....

suma said...

Healthy and yumm, one kids would love for sure.. got to try this!!

Apu said...

The soup looks delicious - what an attractive lunch!!

Nitks said...

Healthy soup... And lovely pics too..

Leena said...

Love the minestrone soup very healthy and filling..

Suman said...

so healthy looking meal...gr8.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Suma, as usual ur sunday meal looks very healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Srimathi said...

the soup and sandwich look perfect.

Rach said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Indianfoodrach. I dint find any lentils kofta curry here in your blog :( It would be great if u can send me the link, So that I can just see the variations.

chakhlere said...

I love such Simple and hearty food. Looks very yummy!!

notyet100 said...

wow,,,,;-)

Anu said...

Mouthwatering soup and sandwich....