So I don't know about you, but I'm a huge minestrone lover. I think it's such a good recipe and it comforts me every single time - there's just something about the blend of the Mediterranean ingredients and seasoning that just works so well. However, there have been times when I've been tempted to try something new, or have a healthier version that also doesn't take so long to make. And this is where this version comes in...it's a Pesto Minestrone. So you've got "traditional ingredients", such as the onions and leeks, but mixed with chickpeas, frozen peas and pesto, making it taste more fragrant and feel lighter. We're also finishing with bacon crumbs instead of bread, so we're certainly switching things up here.
This is a seriously good dish, and it's still just as warming, hearty and comforting as the more traditional recipes. It's also incredibly easy to make and will make your kitchen smell incredible for the rest of the day, and will draw in all those in the house. There's nothing better than enjoying a big bowl of this with your family around the dinner table - just don't forget the finishing sprinkling of parmesan!!!
This Pesto Minestrone Soup with Salty Bacon Crumbs is such a nice switch-up for your evening meal. It's comforting, satisfying nd filling, and ridiculously easy to rustle together.
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