DIY Instant Minestrone Soup

All you need is hot water (the spigot on a coffee machine at work or a gas station is perfect) and you have an instant veggie-packed soup.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1/2 cup plain kale chips

1/3 cup freeze-dried mixed vegetables 

2 tablespoons quick-cooking pasta or grains, such as ditalini, minute rice or couscous

1 tablespoon tomato powder 

2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon granules 

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Freshly ground black pepper


Special equipment:
a heatproof airtight pint container or glass jar with a lid
  1. Add the kale chips, vegetables, pasta, tomato powder, bouillon granules, Italian seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to a heatproof airtight pint container or glass jar with a lid. Seal and store in a cool, dark place until ready to use. (Up to 1 month.)
  2. To serve: Add 1 3/4 cups boiling water, seal the container, wrap in a clean, dry kitchen towel (in case of a spill or leak) and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Let sit for 1 minute to let the soup hydrate. Give one final shake before eating.