Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pesach No-Pasta-Minestrone Soup

I'm really feeling like it's possible to enjoy the simplicity of food on Pesach. There are fewer options available to me in my non-kitniyot kitchen than I normally have on hand, but it's ok. We're all eating and doing just fine.

Here's one favorite of the week:

Pesach No-Pasta-Minestrone Soup

1-2 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1-2 sweet peppers (whatever color), diced
2-3 kishuim, diced
4 carrots, sliced
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
any other vegetables you want - I added celery and mushrooms as well, feel free to add whatever works for you!
1 can tomato paste
seasonings - salt, pepper, basil, oregano, etc

Here's my quick and easy soup method.

Place oil in pot. Add all the chopped/diced vegetables (including the garlic). Turn flame on to medium-high and start cooking those vegetables, stirring frequently (I use a trusty wooden spoon). When they are softened, add liquids and seasonings, and stir well. Bring the pot to a boil, then lower the flame to simmer for 10-20 min.

Soup's done and you're all set for (the start of) a great meal!

This soup served 6 plus a few leftover portions for the next day. 

I bought a ton of soup vegetables for Pesach, figuring between soups and baked potatoes I can get a bunch of easy meals together for the family.

What's your family eating this Pesach?

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