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This Easy Plant-Based Minestrone Soup recipe is the perfect warming soup on a cold day. It’s made completely vegan and gluten free with vegetable broth, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, fire roasted tomatoes, kidney beans, lentils, basil, parsley and gluten-free noodles for a filling, nourishing Italian-inspired soup recipe!
There’s nothing like a classic Italian minestrone soup! It’s so easy to make and is a fantastic way to use up produce about to spoil. I love this vegetable-packed soup any winter day, but especially on the week days because it’s so easy to make and comes together in just 30 minutes! I actually wasn’t planning on adding this recipe to the blog, but after I threw it together and the whole family raved about how delicious it is, I had to share it with you all. Sometimes I think that classic, simple recipes won’t be as popular, but this is definitely worth of a spot here on Healthy Little Vittles.
Traditional minestrone soup is a harty Italian vegetable soup made with pasta or rice. It’s often made to use up leftover vegetables, which is exactly what I did in my recipe! I had some celery, onion, and carrots that needed to be used- and my son was fighting a cold/flu so I set out to make a nourishing vegetable soup.
In this Easy Plant-Based Minestrone Soup I used sweet yellow onion, minced garlic, celery, carrots and canned fire roasted diced tomatoes. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand that you need to use up, including spinach and greens if you wish.
In my version of minestrone soup I used dark red kidney beans and lentils. I used canned for both to cut down on time, if you do that be sure to drain and rinse them. Using kidney beans and lentils boosts the protein in this soup but also the fiber.
This Easy Plant-Based Minestrone Soup is flavorful, but simplistic. You get a lot of flavor from the garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper, but if you desire even more flavor you could add tomato paste, tomato sauce, or even a vegetable bouillon cube. I love this recipe just as is, but just know you have the option.
You can also add whatever vegetables you’d like or have to use up. Zucchini, squash, butternut squash, sweet potato, spinach, kale, green beans, peas, etc.
You can sprinkle some of my VEGAN PARMESAN CHEESE on top if desired (it’s delish!). I hope this classic minestrone soup warms you up as we head into the colder months and keeps those immune systems boosted! Leave a comment below in the comments section, as well as giving it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating so that others can discover this gluten-free, vegan soup recipe! Tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest!