Minestrone soup is an Italian soup which is prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables. Sometimes pasta or rice can be added into it. The word 'Minestrone' means 'dish' in Italian language. The common ingredients used to prepare a traditional minestrone soup are beans, celery, carrots, onions, tomatoes and stock. The stock can be vegetable stock for vegetarian recipe or it can be meat or chicken stock for non-vegetarian cuisine. Minestrone is a very filling and cheap and can be added in everyday consumption.