Minestrone is one of those dishes that everybody knows and everybody has their own slightly different version. This is our Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe. This is how I prefer to make it, even before Slimming World I was making it this way (admittedly since starting the Slimming World journey I’ve started adding a lot more speed food!)
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
The truth is there is actually no standard recipe for this hearty Italian soup. It varies widely across Italy from region to region. The basics, however, remain the same, carrot, celery, onion, tinned tomatoes, stock, garlic, and herbs.
After that you can throw pretty much whatever you want in. It can be vegetarian, contain meat, or contain a meat-based stock, the choices are endless. So why not experiment by adding different veg, different beans, pre cooked meats or sausage.
If you choose to add some sausages don’t forget to syn them accordingly. We like to use Protein Food Shop Chipolatas for half a Syn each.
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You can grab their sausages in a few of our hamper deals, you really should give them a try.
We even have a special Sausage selection box! Their full-size sausages come in at 1 Syn each, and Chipolatas at 0.5 Syns each.
Either are PERFECT for this Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe
We like to use Italian Chopped Tomatoes and Tomato Puree, as they tend not to be as watery as some others, and to make a traditional Italian dish like Minestrone you really do need to use authentic Italian tomatoes.
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Olive Oil one is ideal for this Syn Free Minestrone Soup recipe.
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