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minestrone
Minestrone
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Minestrone is a delicious thick Italian soup with cut seasonal vegetables, that sometimes includes pasta or rice.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 3 tomatoes , peeled and cut into medium cubes
  • 2 celery stalks , diced
  • 1 zucchini , cut into medium cubes
  • 3 carrots , peeled and cut into medium cubes
  • 3 potatoes , peeled and cut into medium cubes
  • ½ lb green beans , cut into pieces
  • ½ lb peas
  • 6 oz. dry white beans
  • 4 oz. pasta or rice (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
Garnishing (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Basil leaves
  • Parmesan
Instructions
  1. The night before, soak the white beans in plenty of cold water.
  2. Bring a large volume of water to a boil, and cook the beans for about 45 minutes.
  3. In a pot, sweat the onion and garlic in hot olive oil, then add the tomatoes, and after a few minutes the other vegetables and pre-cooked white beans.
  4. Then moisten with the water and cook over medium heat, covered 30 minutes. Uncover, add the pasta and cook 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce over low heat if necessary.
  5. When ready to serve, drizzle a little olive oil, sprinkle with grated parmesan and add some basil leaves.