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Great-Aunt Lillian's Minestrone Soup
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olive oil, extra virgin
chicken broth or vegetable broth if making a vegetarian version
red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
white beans, drained
garbanzo beans, drained
fresh parsley, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
red pepper flakes
small shell macaroni
parmigiano-reggiano, grated, for topping
How to Make Great-Aunt Lillian's Minestrone Soup
1Heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
2Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
3Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
4Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
5Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
6I like to serve with homemade croutons and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese sprinkled on top.
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Posted: Mon, Sep 17, 2012