Minestrone Soup Recipe

Step 1

Drain the beans and boil them in 3 quarts water about 1 hour, or until tender.

Step 2

Place the olive oil in a large kettle and add the salt pork, garlic, onions, leek, parsley, and basil. Brown lightly. Add the tomato paste thinned with a little water and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes, turnip, cabbage, zucchini, water, salt & pepper and cook slowly 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add the beans. Add the macaroni and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Correct the seasonings and pour into heated bowls. Serve immediately, sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Dried white beans, soaked in
  • 1t Olive oil
  • 1/8lb Salt pork, cut into small di
  • 1ea Garlic clove, chopped fine
  • 1ea Onion, small, chopped
  • 1ea Leek, diced
  • 1t Parsley, chopped
  • 1t Basil, chopped
  • 1T Tomato paste
  • 3ea Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and
  • 3ea Celery stalks, chopped
  • 2ea Carrots, sliced
  • 2ea Potatoes, diced
  • 1/4ea Cabbage, small, shredded
  • 1ea Turnip, small, peeled and di
  • 2ea Zucchini, diced
  • 1 1/2qt Water
  • 1 Salt to taste
  • 1/2t Freshly ground pepper
  • 1c Elbow macaroni or ditali
  • 6T Parmesan cheese, grated

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