Hearty Veggie Minestrone

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Hearty Veggie Minestrone

This is a hearty, delicious soup, full of vitamin A, C, K, fiber, B6, magnesium, folate, and iron! Its warm and comforting, perfect for a snowy afternoon!

 

 

 

  • 1/2 cup dried white beans (about 1-1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups water + vegetable bouillon cube (or stock)
  • 1 can chopped Roma tomatoes
  • sweet potato, chopped
  • carrot sliced (I keep food processor sliced carrots in the freezer and just thow in at the end)
  • chopped cabbage (1 large Savoy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup dried shell pasta
  • 2 tbls. balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Rinse beans, cover with water and soak about 4 hours. Drain, add to pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook until tender about 1-1.5 hrs. You will add them to the soup toward the end.

Saute onion, garlic about 2-3 min., then add the rest of ingredients through bay leaf. Simmer about 20 minutes.

Add pasta and cook per instructions (about 8 min.)
Drain beans and add to pot with balsamic vinegar, season with salt & pepper, remove bay leaf.

Whip up some cornbread to go with…

Sprinkle with Parmesan and fresh herbs, serve with cornbread….

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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