This month our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club decided to make light lunches. Our recipes for this month are easily portable lunches that you can make and take.
With fall coming I decided I a Vegetarian Minestrone soup would be a good order of the day. The recipe I picked was easy and used ingredients most of us already have in our pantry. I know you are all wondering – since you chose a Vegetarian Minestrone – did Grumpy eat it and if he did, did he like it? The answer is yes and yes. He and I both agree that it needed more salt but other than needing more salt it turned out really well. I also realize that saltiness is a matter of taste and I think you should make the recipe as it is stated and only add salt to taste after it is done. I also suggest that you do not add more than the 1/4 cup of pasta that it calls for. When I put the pasta in the soup I though that it wasn’t enough so I put in another 1/4 cup. That was a mistake! This made the broth much less as the pasta really swelled up.
To see what the other Virtual Supper Club members brought to our Lightened Lunches check out their links below.