Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alison's Minestrone Soup

This recipe is from my family cookbook "Meals & Memories".
I decided to pull it out and make something.
I decided on my cousin Alison's recipe for Minestrone Soup,
and it was not a let down.
So yummy and warm!
Perfect to warm my freezing body with the cold weather coming in quickly.

1 C Chopped Onion
½-1 C Zucchini, quartered lengthwise & sliced
1 C Frozen Green Beans
½-1 C Celery, chopped (I didn't include this, because I don't like celery)
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 C Vegetable or Chicken Broth
2 (15 oz) Cans Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 oz) Cans White Beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) Can Diced Tomatoes
½-1 C Carrots, diced
2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
1 ½ tsp Dried Oregano
½ tsp Dried Thyme
3 C Hot Water
4 C Fresh Baby Spinach
½-1 C Small Pasta

In a large pot, saute Onion and Garlic until the onion is Translucent.

Add all ingredients except for Pasta and Spinach.
(Zucchini, Green Beans, Celery, Broth, Kidney and White Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Carrots, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, and Water)
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add Pasta ad cook until Pasta is al dente, about 15-20 minutes.
Add spinach 4-5 minutes before pasta is finished.
Add about 1 tsp. Salt at the end to taste.


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