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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a healthy one pot meal with pasta, beans and veggies. It's a flavorful yet simple to make soup. I make this soup often because it being nutritious for all ages.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves : 6-8


Onion : 1 large diced
Garlic : 4 cloves minced
Carrot : 1 large diced
Celery : 1 stalk diced (I didn't add)
Green Beans : 12 cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Dried Oregano: 1 teaspoon
Fresh Basil : 7-8 leaves
Tomatoes: 4 large diced
Tomatoes : 2 large crushed
Red kidney beans : 1 cup dried ( soaked and pressure cooked for 2 whistles) / 1 15-ounce can
Pasta : elbow or small macaroni 2 cups
Parmesan cheese : 1/2 cup finely grated
Extra virgin olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Fresh ground Black pepper: 2 teaspoons
Fresh basil : To garnish
Veg or Chicken broth : 7 cups


Heat oil in a large pot and add onions. Sauté till they turn translucent.
Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add celery, carrots and cook until they are a little soft. For about 5 minutes.
Add green beans, dried oregano, Basil, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add the diced, crushed tomatoes and broth. Bring it to a boil.
Simmer for 10 minutes. Add beans and pasta. Cook until the pasta is done for about 10-13 minutes.
Add cheese and fresh basil, stir in.
Serve immediately.

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