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Minestrone Genovese (Vegetable Soup with Pest

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Category: Soups, Vegetarian, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/3 c Dried white kidney beans,
  • -- soaked
  • 8 c Water
  • 2 lg Potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 lb Butternut squash, peeled &
  • -- diced
  • 3 lg Zucchini, chopped finely
  • 1 Tomato, peeled, seeded &
  • -- chopped
  • 1/3 lb Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 Celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 lg Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 1/3 c Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ts Coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 lb Tubular pasta
  • 2 tb Pesto, see recipe
  • Olive oil


Drain the beans & combine with the water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil &
cok at a high heat for 10 minutes. Reduce heat & simmer, covered, for
another 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, squash, zucchini, tomato & mushrooms &
cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time. After about 15 minutes,
add the carrot, celery, garlic & onion. Simmer for another 15 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Add the olive oil & salt. Continue simemring,
pressing the beans & potatoes against the side of the pot to make the soup
dense. After another 15 minutes cooking, add the pasta & simmer for 9 or 10
minutes until it is al dente. Just as the heat is turned off, stir in the
pesto. Let the soup cool until it is tepid & serve it with drizzles of
olive oil on top.

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