Healthy Eating

After fresh ideas for meals that are healthy but still pack a flavour punch? We've got salads and vegetable-packed bowls to soups and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 24th July, 2017 and receive 6 issues for only $35!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Green minestrone with chickpeas and lemon


You'll need

2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 zucchini, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1.5 litres (6 cups) hot chicken stock 200 gm canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 40 gm parmesan, finely grated, plus a piece of the rind 150 gm Savoy cabbage, shredded on a mandolin 150 gm frozen peas, defrosted Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup (loosely packed) each basil and mint To serve: focaccia (optional)

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (5-7 minutes). Add zucchini and tomatoes, stir to coat, then add stock, chickpeas and parmesan rind, and simmer until warmed through. Add cabbage and peas, return to a simmer, stir in grated parmesan and season to taste. Add lemon rind and juice, top with basil and mint, and serve hot with focaccia.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Featured in

Mar 2014

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Flathead with crushed peas

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Fast summer dinners

recipes

Lamb with orzo and olives

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

Egg sandwich

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×