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==Description==
 
==Description==

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Minestrone Vegetable Soup
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Description

Minestrone Vegetable Soup [1] [2] means big soup, this soup is a meal full of vegetables, you can easily substitute for another vegetable if desired.

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz Swiss chard, roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz courgettes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large carrot, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 green cabbage, shredded
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 fresh plum tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1.5 litres hot vegetable stock
  • 3 1/2 oz tinned borlotti beans, drained
  • 7 oz fresh or frozen peas
  • 7 oz short pasta, such as tubettini or shells
  • 1 1/2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Procedure

  1. Over medium heat, warm olive oil.
  2. Include the garlic, onion, celery and half of the parsley, while stirring.
  3. Include spinach, Swiss chard, courgettes, carrot and cabbage.
  4. Constantly stirring.
  5. Include potatoes and tomatoes.
  6. Include hot vegetable stock.
  7. For ~30 min gently let simmer.
  8. Occasionally stir.
  9. Include beans, peas and pasta.
  10. Let it all simmer together.
  11. Ensure pasta has been cooked and is soft.
  12. Move pot from the heat.
  13. Include the other half of the parsley and Parmesan.
  14. Let soup sit for ~10 minutes, then serve.


References

  1. Contaldo, Gennaro (2010). gennaro's Easy Italian. Headline Publishing Group. pp. 43. ISBN 978-0-7553-1788-2. 
  2. De Lucas (2005). The Italian Way Cooking with the De Lucas. Alba Media International Ltd.. pp. 33. ISBN 0-9736230-0-4.