How to make Southern Italian Vegetable Soup -

Assorted vegetable and macaroni soup- Italian style

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Carrots (गाजर)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Soups

Southern Italian Vegetable Soup

Southern Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Southern Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Carrots finely chopped 1 medium

  • Potatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Cabbage chopped 1/4 small

  • Basil leaves 6-8

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 4 cloves

  • Celery chopped 1 inch stick

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Macaroni 1/4 cup

  • Vegetable stock 4 cups


Step 1

Remove the eye of tomatoes and make a small incision at the bottom. Boil one cup of water and blanch tomatoes for one minute and remove immediately. Peel, remove the seeds and puree or mince them.

Step 2

Reserve a few basil leaves for garnish and chop the rest. Heat olive oil in a pan, add onion and garlic and sauté till they turn translucent.

Step 3

Add celery, carrot and potatoes. Stir continuously and cook for five minutes. Add cabbage, tomatoes and cook stirring continuously.

Step 4

Add salt, white pepper powder, chopped basil and macaroni, stir and add vegetable stock or water and bring it to a boil.

Step 5

Lower the heat and simmer till vegetables are cooked and the soup has thickened. Garnish with the reserved basil and serve hot.

Step 6

Chef's Tip

Step 7

Basil is known to emit ozone rather than oxygen that is emitted by other plants.

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