Minestrone Soup

Friday nite is all about relaxing and having great food followed by a movie in my family :). Italian food is something we cherish.. This week it was Bruschetta and Minestrone Soup for dinner. This soup recipe has lot of ingredients, but very simple to make. All you to do is add in all the ingredients to a pot and let it cook.

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ps: Bruschetta recipe to follow in my next post..

Ingredients

olive oil 2 tblsp
onions 1/2 cup chopped
zucchini 1 cut into thin slices
frozen green beans 1/4 cup
garlic 2 cloves minced
vegetable broth 4 cups
red kidney beans drained 1 can (15oz)
cannellini beans drained 1 can (15oz)
diced tomatoes 1 can (14oz)
carrots, julienned or shredded 1/2 cup
dried parsley 1 tsp
dried oregano 1 tsp
salt 1 1/2 tsp
ground black pepper 1/2 tsp
dried basil 1/2 tsp
dried thyme 1/4 tsp
hot water 2 cups
fresh baby spinach 2 cups
small shell or other pasta 1/3 cup (uncooked)

Method

Heat olive oil in a pan, then add onion, garlic, green beans, zucchini.
Let cook till onion is cook to look translucent.
Now add the spices, hot water, veggie broth, carrots, salt, drained beans.
Let it come to a boil, reduce flame and simmer for 20 mins.
Add spinach and pasta, and cook for another 20 mins.
Serve hot.
Recipe Adapted :SparkRecipes
ps: ingredients have been modified to my taste.

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