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Classic Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone soup is a hearty and nutritious dish filled with an array of vegetables, beans, and pasta, making it a wholesome and balanced meal.

Ingredients

 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup small pasta (e.g., ditalini or small shells)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)

 

 

Instructions

 

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until it becomes translucent.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced carrots, celery, zucchini, and yellow squash to the pot. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. Pour in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, green beans, and small pasta. Mix well.
  6. Add the vegetable broth, dried oregano, and dried basil to the pot. Stir to combine.
  7. Season the soup with salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the pasta is cooked.
  9. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  10. Serve your Classic Minestrone Soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

 

This Classic Minestrone Soup is a comforting and nutritious meal that’s perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Enjoy the delightful combination of vegetables, beans, and pasta!

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