Between me and my boyfriend, we have different levels of interest in soup. But when it comes to minestrone soup, we’re pretty similar. We’ve only ever made one type before and its usually for wintertime. If you haven’t seen that recipe, you can find it HERE! However, when a fellow blog FRUGAL FEEDING posted up his switch up on the normal minestrone and turned it into a seasonal thing with his Springtime Minestrone, I knew I had to try it out eventually! I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and seeing as there’s a wedding tomorrow to attend, I decided to try this out since it looked light and delicious 🙂
Doesn’t that look quite good? I didn’t put any spring onions on the top to mark it look even more awesome. Forgot about it *blush*
To find that recipe, please head over to Frugal Feeding’s Springtime Minestrone HERE!
This soup is really delicious and it turned out really great! If you’re into soups, its really one to go to. I actually probably like it a lot more than the traditional minestrone. The spaghetti bits gives it some substance and its like vegetable explosion. I have never eaten fennel before and it was really awesome! I’ll try and find some more ways to incorporate it into my meals 🙂 The little bit of bacon in there gives it a nice tasty meat base.
I always seem to be modifying recipes but for this one, everything stayed the same except that I replaced fresh thyme with dried. Instead of bay leaves, I used dried basil leaves. Still was tasty to me. If you do have the actual ingredients available, you should definitely follow the recipe all the way through!
Wonderful recipe and if you are interested in some more awesome recipes, Frugal Feeding really has a lot to offer. I will be trying out some more of the recipes soon!