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Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Haricot beans 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Onion 1
  Shallots 6
  Celery stick 3
  Carrots 2
  Potatoes 2
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Basil 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Elbow macaroni 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken stock 2 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Green beans could be used instead of haricot, but would not require overnight soaking.
Soak beans overnight in cold water; drain.
Boil in salted water about 1 hour or until tender; drain and reserve.
Prepare vegetables: crush garlic, chop onion and shallots, peel, seed, and chop tomatoes, chop celery and 1 carrot, slice the other carrot, peel and chop potatoes.
Heat oil in large saucepan, saute garlic, onion, shallots, parsley and basil until lightly browned.
Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes and stock.
Bring to the boil; reduce heat, simmer gently 45 minutes to 1 hour or until vegetables are tender; add the beans.
Add macaroni and cook 10 minutes or until tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy

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