Minestrone with Basil and Parmesan

Minestrone with Basil and Parmesan

Minestrone with Basil and Parmesan

A twist on a classic soup

  • PREP TIME 15 min
  • COOK TIME 40 min


  • 20 g / 1 tbsp Flora Pro.Activ Buttery or original
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 400 g tomatoes, no added salt
  • 2 cups salt-reduced beef stock
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 400 g canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 20 small basil leaves, for serving
  • 40 g Parmesan cheese, finely grated for serving


  1. Heat Flora pro-activ in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic and stir 1–2 minutes. Add the celery, carrot and zucchini, stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and stock, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add the potato, cover and simmer a further 15 minutes or until the potato is cooked. Stir in the kidney beans, cover and cook until hot.
  3. Serve with basil and parmesan.
  4. TIP – Add some sliced chilli for a more intense flavour
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Energy (kcal)269 kcal
Energy (kJ)1125 kJ
Protein (g)13.7 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)40.9 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)31.1 g
Sugar (g)9.7 g
Fibre (g)9.8 g
Fat (g)6.7 g
Saturated fat (g)2.5 g
Unsaturated fat (g)3.7 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.8 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.5 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)7 mg
Sodium (mg)879 mg
Salt (g)2.20 g
Vitamin A (IU)3643 IU
Vitamin C (mg)41.3 mg
Calcium (mg)197 mg
Iron (mg)2.58 mg
Potassium (mg)1084 mg