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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is a rich, thick vegetable soup, full of veggies, minestrone is a flavorful soup that can be a satisfying low-fat meal in itself.

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients, Method & Procedure.


1 16-oz. can kidney beans
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 small fresh zucchini, unpeeled and diced
2 celery stalks with leaves, finely chopped
2 small carrots, peeled and diced
1 small onion, minced
1 16-oz. can whole tomatoes, cut up with a spoon
21/2 c. water
1/3 c. elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2 c. beef bouillon or tomato juice
salt to taste

1. Put beans in a large kettle and mash them slightly with a fork.

2. Add garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and parsley. Stir well.

3. Add water and all vegetables to the kettle. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

4. Lower heat, cover the kettle, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

5. After 1 hour, add macaroni and beef bouillon or tomato juice. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 21/2 hours
Serves 6 to 8

Posted by :   Annie   on   Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Categories :   Italian   |   Soup & Stew   |   Vegetables


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