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Minestrone Di Verdura

12 servings

Minestrone in italian refers to all hearty soups, so Minestrone Di Verdura indicates that it is a vegetable soup. Fusilli are long corkscrew-shaped egg noodles that add texture to the soup. Any noodle may be substituted.

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch sections
  • 1 28 oz. can plum tomato, or 8
       fresh cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh minced basil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh minced oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked small white beans
  • 1/2 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1 10 oz. package green italian beans,
       defrosted, or 1/2 lb fresh
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  •    freshly grated parmesan cheese

Heat oil in large pot over low flame. Cook onion, celery and garlic for 6 minutes. Add carrots, tomatoes, parsley, basil, oregano, bay leaves, water, salt, pepper, white beans, and pasta.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add green Beans and cook for 5 minutes. Add zucchini and cook for 3 minutes more.

Ladle into shallow soup bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

 
Nutrition Facts (5 PP)
Amount Per Serving: Calories 185 - Calories from Fat 18
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 10%, Protein 18%, Carbohydrate 73%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 808mg, Total Carbohydrate 34g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 8g, Vitamin A 4214 units, Vitamin C 24 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 3 units

Bon appetit!

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