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Soup mix – Minestrone with pasta

On a cold winter’s day, nothing beats a hot, nutritious and lower calorie dish to kick back and recharge your batteries. A real cure-all! A traditional northern Italian recipe that’s very simple, filling, and good for the waistline. During the other seasons of the year, this dish can be enjoyed at room temperature: how’s that for practicality! Ready on the stove within minutes, and free of additives or palm oil. High in fibre, it’s ideal for vegans.

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Ingredients

Dehydrated vegetables (potato pieces and flakes, brown beans, peas, carrots, leeks, onions, savoy cabbage, celery, tomatoes, spinach, parsley), durum wheat semolina pasta (durum wheat semolina, water), Olive oil seasoning (potato starch, olive oil, rosemary extract), Salt, Vegetable broth (salt, soybean extract, dehydrated vegetables (carrot, celery, onion), sunflower oil), Yeast extract, Sugar, Artificial flavors, Turmeric. Contains : Wheat, Soya.

Preparation

Pour the contents of the sachet into a jar with 840 ml (3 cups 1⁄2) of cold water.
Bring to a boil without lid, stirring occasionally.
When water boils, cook over medium heat uncovered for 14 to 16 minutes. Adjust with salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil to taste.

 Nutrition FactsPer 1/3 pack (40 g)%Daily Value*Read more    
 Calories120 
 Fat1 g1% 
 Saturated0.2 g1% 
 Trans0g1% 
 Carbohydrate23 g 
 Fibre6 g21% 
 Sugars6 g6 % 
 Protein5 g 
 Cholesterol0 mg 
 Sodium480 mg21% 
 Potassium300 mg6% 
 Calcium50 mg4% 
 Iron1.75 mg10% 

*5% or less is a little, 15% or more is a lot

Recipes

Origin

Soup and minestrone: working-class ingenuity

Soup comes from the Gothic word “suppa”, meaning slice of soaked bread. In the Middle Ages, the nobles used large pieces of bread instead of plates, and all the leftovers would go to the servants once they had finished their meals. The servants would boil the leftovers in a pot with vegetables and water to make a soup! Therefore, soup and minestrone were working-class food.

Over time, by using fresh ingredients such as pasta and legumes, they've become simple and nutritious dishes, warming body and mind: there's nothing better on a chilly day! Fun fact: the first full sentence uttered by a very young Albert Einstein was, “The soup is too hot.” His parents were amazed at his complete sentence and asked why he had never spoken until then. The little genius replied, "Because everything has been fine thus far!”

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