In Italian, a minestra is a soup, but a minestrone is a BIG soup – a nourishing meal in itself. Tender and moist chicken meatballs and a host of seasonal herbs and vegetables enhance the depth of flavour in this delicious one-bowl meal.
• Make the meatballs using turkey breast instead of chicken. Or combine 125 g each lean minced beef and turkey or chicken.
• There are many small pasta shapes that are suitable for this soup. Try conchigliette (small shell pasta) or even macaroni.
Most canned vegetables and legumes have salt added during the canning process. When shopping for canned ingredients, look for ones that have no added salt.