16/08/2021
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Campsite cooking: Minestrone soup

b86b0b42-3171-4856-a27f-0e4969fcbe8b

  More Camping recipes

In association with

There's nothing better on a chilly autumn day than a warming bowl of soup.

This Italian-style dish is packed with flavour and makes a quick and easy campsite lunch with crusty bread. Or fill up a flask and take it with you on a walk in the hills

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of orzo pasta (or any small pasta)
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 small courgette
  • 1 leek
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Splash of red wine vinegar (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Dice all the vegetables to as small a size as possible for quicker cooking.

Add all the vegetables, garlic, oregano and a glug of olive oil to a large pan and sweat gently over a medium heat for five minutes.

Step 2:

When the leeks have softened, pour in the tinned tomatoes.

Fill the tomato tin with water and pour that in as well. Season generously and add the sugar and vinegar, if required, at this point. Cook for five minutes.

Step 3:

Add the pasta and simmer for around 15 minutes until the pasta and the rest of the vegetables are soft.

Serve in a bowl with a hunk of crusty bread or pour into a flask for taking out onto the hills.

Top Tip:

For an even more hearty soup, add chicken, Italian sausage or chorizo when you are sweating the veg. Fry the meat until lightly browned and allow to cook through with the pasta and veg.

 
Ministrone Soup

(Photo courtesy of Iain Duff)


Cook it on…

Outdoor Revolution Double Induction Hob

The Outdoor Revolution Double Induction Hob is the perfect safer cooking alternative to gas cookers.

It features a temperature-controllable double induction hob with two 800W rings, overheat protection, a timer and six functions for versatile cooking.

The top is easy to keep clean, and the non-slip feet add extra support at the base. The unit comes with a UK to EU plug converter so the unit can be used on the Continent.

Expect to pay: £109

outdoor-revolution.com

Outdoor revolution induction hob

(Photo courtesy of Outdoor Revolution)


Finished Reading?

Looking for more advice on campsite cooking?

Have a look at our article on how to set up your dream kitchen


Expert Camping advice to your door!

Camping Magazine

Camping magazine has been the voice of campers for over 60 years!

Camping is the UK's only magazine devoted to the wonderful world of life under canvas and the freedom it brings. Every issue is packed with inspirational travel, the top camping sites to stay on, reviews of the latest tents, camping gear reviews, practical help and much more to help you get the most out of your camping adventures.

Want to know more about Camping magazine?

About Camping magazine   

Back to "Practical Advice" Category

16/08/2021 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Now it's the start of 2022 there is no better time to start thinking about the best campsites to visit! ...


How to make 2022 your perfect family camping year

Planning the camping year ahead is not only important, but essential. Read our season-by-season guide to ...


Could this be the ultimate adventure tent set up? Land Rover Defender and Autohome roof tent review

Land Rover has teamed up with specialist manufacturer, Autohome, to develop a roof tent for the new Defender ...


Campsite of the month: Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall

A campsite for action-packed family holidays close to Cornwall’s capital of seaside fun and games, Newquay ...


Other Articles

What equipment should you take on your walking and lightweight camping adventures? ...


Around The Campfire: Send us your best camping photographs

Share your favourite camping pictures and you could win a great prize from Coleman! Here's August's winning ...


Camping inspiration: Exploring the Wales Coastal Way

The new Coastal Way is the best way to explore the Welsh coastline. Iain Duff hits the road to discover the ...


Campsite of the Month: Briarfields Motel & Touring Caravan Park, Gloucestershire

Enjoy a tranquil break at this small, family-run campsite exclusively for adults ...