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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Minestrone Soup

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Category: Soups, Pork

 Ingredients List

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


Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: 60 Drain the
beans and boil them in 3 quarts water about 1 hour, or until tender. 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.

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