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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Minestrone Verde Al Pesto

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------SOUP------------------------------------
  • 1 1/2 c Sliced onions
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 c Shelled Lima beans; fresh or
  • -frozen
  • 6 c Boiling water
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 c Shelled green peas; fresh or
  • -frozen
  • 2 lb Fresh spinach -or-
  • 2 pk (10-oz) frozen spinach;


1 Strip blanched bacon; minced
2 Cloves garlic
12 Fresh basil leaves
3 tb Fresh parsley
2 Egg yolks
1/2 c Grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 c Olive oil

1. Saute onions in olive oil until tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Add lima beans to boiling salted water and boil uncovered; just before
they are tender, add peas and spinach so that all 3 finish cooking

3. Add onions to soup and continue cooking for another minute. Puree.

4. Stir a cupful into PESTO by driblets. Add remainder by ladlesful,
stirring continually. (You may serve the SOUP and PESTO separately and
allow each person to blend to his own taste.) PESTO:

1. Process bacon, garlic, basil, parsley, egg yolks, and cheese in food
processor until you have a thick mass.

2. Add oil by droplets. Note: You may do all this by hand using a mortar
and pestle.




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