Spring Vegetable Minestrone Soup
This hearty, one-pot pasta and veggie soup is a delicious celebration of spring vegetables. Asparagus, spinach, and leeks all shine in this vegetarian minestrone soup. It's easily made vegan by removing the cheese garnish.
I've been making this soup quite a bit lately and even served it at a dinner party. It's a bit rustic for a fancy party but great for a dinner with friends. From experience, it pairs well with a Chianti Classico!
What is Minestrone Soup?
Minestrone soup is a thick, hearty Italian soup that usually has pasta or rice along with vegetables, beans, onions, tomatoes, and stock. Minestrone is very flexible and can be made with many types of vegetables, based on the seasonality and availability of ingredients. There is no one official Italian minestrone soup recipe. It’s often vegetarian, although some recipes contain meat (especially pancetta and other pork products that can season the broth) and animal stocks.
Minestrone is an affordable soup to make as it is made with pantry ingredients and can be adapted to include the vegetables you have on hand. It also develops flavor over time - meaning it’s packs well for lunch the next day.
Vegetarian Recipes for Spring
I really love fresh spring veggies. If you love a veggie heavy spring recipe, I’d recommend you check out these recipes:
Enjoy this hearty and delicious soup springtime minestrone soup.