A  delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup – a vibrant soup loaded with veggies and beef in a fragrant basil-infused bone broth.
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com
The first time I tried this soup, it was love at first bite. Or slurp! It was surprising and delicious -unlike any other soup I had ever had before. The base, made from a rich beef broth blended with basil and spinach gives the soup its unforgettable flavor and beautiful emerald color.
This is my Peruvian friend, Sara’s recipe – who has been sharing Peruvian inspired dishes with her very fortunate friends and family- and also on her blog, Peruvian Chick.  Passionate about all things Peruvian, Sara calls herself a “Peruvian Ambassador” introducing people to Peruvian cuisine, and bringing more awareness to Peruvian ingredients and culture.

A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com

A few days ago,  I met with Sara in her kitchen as she shared all the steps. It’s surprisingly simple and easy to make- and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

As I write this, I am filled with gratitude when I think about all the ways Sara has given to our group of friends. Some people just have generous souls, naturally. It recently dawned on me that it was Sara who first suggested the idea of starting a recipe blog.  At the time, I have to admit, I really didn’t know what a blog was.

We still laugh about it. It’s amazing to think how this little seed she planted in my head, was what started me down this path- one where I could pick up my camera again, practice writing and create in the kitchen.

Unexpectedly, this weekly practice has brought much joy into my life. And I had no idea at the time, how this little blog would turn into a full-time business, one that would allow me to quit catering -which had begun taking its toll on me.  I feel very grateful to her for this.

And also for sharing her amazing, over-the-top, delicious soup -which you absolutely need to try.

A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com
The first step in making Sara’s Peruvian Minestrone Soup, is prepping the vegetables and meat.
This is fast, easy work. Peas, Carrots, flank steak, corn, potatoes, spinach, basil and garlic.
Once the ingredients are prepped, the soup comes together quickly.  

Saute rough-chopped garlic in a large saute pan with olive oil -until fragrant and golden. Add spinach and basil and basil.

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 Blend the spinach mixture with one cup beef stock and queso fresco cheese in a blender until smooth.
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com

This is what gives the soup its amazing flavor and color.

 Once the beef stock boils, add the flank steak and bring it to a boil again. Skim if necessary. Add the veggies and cook for few more minutes, then add the pasta.
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If you are going gluten-free, try adding quinoa instead of pasta.
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Once the pasta is cooked al dente, turn the heat off and stir in the spinach-basil puree and the remaining diced queso fresco cheese. And that’s it, it’s done!
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Sara pours the soup into a traditional Peruvian clay pot and serves it from there.
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil-infused bone broth. Healthy and flavorful! #peruvianminestrone #basil #brothysoup #peruvianrecipes #minestrone #minestronesoup #broth www.feastingathome.com
Thanks Sara for sharing your beautiful spirit and incredibly delicious recipe with us!
A delicious recipe for Peruvian Minestrone Soup - made with a fragrant basil broth. Healthy and flavorful! www.feastingathome.com
Simple, delicious Peruvian Minestrone Soup. Let us know how you like this in the comments below!!!
Cheers and Love.
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Peruvian Minestrone Soup

Peruvian Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Description

An Authentic recipe for  Peruvian Minestrone Soup with beef and veggies and a rich and flavorful basil-infused beef broth.


Ingredients

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  • 6 cups flavorful beef broth or bone broth
  • 2  cups  water
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2  fat shallots, diced ( or one onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • ½   cup corn kernels
  • ½   cup peas
  • ½  cup carrots- small diced
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 lb  beef flank steak cut into small ¾ inch cubes
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 8 oz fresh basil leaves
  • 4 oz queso fresco cheese- diced into small ½ inch cubes -divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz Penne Rigata (or sub gluten free pasta or quinoa)

Instructions

1. Heat beef stock and water in a large pot over high heat, bring to a boil.

2. At the same time, saute shallot and garlic  in a big skillet with olive oil, over medium heat until golden and fragrant. Lower the heat and add spinach, stirring until wilted. Add basil, and stir until wilted.

3.Place spinach/basil mixture in a blender with one third of the queso fresco cheese and 1-2 cups stock/water mixture. Blend until very smooth. Set aside.

4. When stock comes to a boil, add the beef. Bring to a simmer and add peas, carrots, potatoes, corn.

5. Simmer 5 minutes and add the pasta. Cook 7 minutes or until cooked until al dente. Turn off stove. Pour in the spinach mixture and stir.

6. Drop the remaining cheese into the soup and serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 493
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 371.9 mg
  • Fat: 17.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 38.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 89 mg

Keywords: peruvian minestrone soup, beef minestrone, peruvian recipes, beef minestrone soup, bone broth soups, brothy soup recipes,

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  1. This recipe was an excellent comfort meal. Loved the fresh taste of the basil in the soup. 10/10. Thanks Sara and Sylvia for sharing it.

  2. This recipe was amazing and different than anything that we normally have in the rotation. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. I’m excited to make this soup! I might try it with barley instead of pasta. Is this recipe freezable? I’m wondering how the cheese will go freezing & defrosting?

    1. I’m not sure. I think the vibrant broth may discolor with freezing? I haven’t tried though.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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