There is no perfect time to make this Italian minestrone soup recipe, but certainly winter is perfect for this dish. In fact, Minestrone is a perfect comfort food on cold winter days.
In a high-sided pot, sauté onion, carrots and celery (which you have previously diced) with two tablespoons of oil. Cook slowly for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Adjust salt and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, covered and over moderate heat.