It's not winter yet, but the recipe is so nice, with a lot of everything - which gives this minestrone rich taste and flavour. We all enjoyed it very much! Unfortunately all the pictures of this soup I deleted too soon, so I had to use the only one from my russian version of recipes. So, here is only one photo, but you get the picture:)
2 garlic cloves
carrot apr. 200g
1,5l vegetable stock or water
white beans 350g
tomato sauce 75gr
100g spagetti or other
4tb.s. olive oil
In a big pan on olive oil put onion and garlic, then carrot pieces, herbs, then water/stock and tomatoes (cut into pieces, even better without skin). Cook for 30 minutes.
Now it's time to make bread sticks. Make a dough out of last 6 ingredients, devide it into 12 parts, roll each apr. 15cm long . Oven 200C, place them on baking paper and bake for about 15 minutes.
Now add beans into the soup , then pepper, sauce and pasta (spagetti or other). In 10 minutes add spinach and wait for a couple more minutes.
Serve in a plate with some grated cheese, if desired.