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Green Minestrone

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Ingredients
  Extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Pancetta slices/1/4 pound thick cut proscuitt0, chopped 4
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Celery 2 , chopped
  Garlic clove 2 Large, crushed
  Bay leaf 1 (Fresh Or Dried)
  Zucchini 1 Medium, diced
  Ground pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Salt To Taste
  Canned cannellini beans 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Chicken broth/Stock 8 Cup (128 tbs) (Containers)
  Ditalini pasta/Mini penne pasta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green beans 1 Pound, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  Spinach 10 Ounce, triple-washed and coarsely chopped after removing stems
  Cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Parmigiano Reggiano Or Romano, Plus Extra To Pass At The Table)
  Basil leaves/1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley 16 , torn or shredded
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat a soup pot on medium-high heat.

MAKING
2) In the pot saute prosciutto or pancetta for 2 minutes.
3) add onion, celery, bay leaf, garlic and zucchini.
4) Season veggies with salt and pepper.
5) Stirring frequently, saute for another 5 minutes.
6) Add all beans, chicken stock and let them boil.
7) Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes until pasta is soft.
8) Add spinach and let it wilt for 1 minute.
9) Add grated cheese to the soup.

SERVING
10) In the soup bowl, ladle the hot soup and top with basil or parsley.
11) Serve as an appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 403 Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.5%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 18.8 mg6.3%

Sodium 1392.3 mg58%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.6%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 22 g43.3%

Vitamin A 96.4% Vitamin C 39.2%

Calcium 19.6% Iron 23.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Green Minestrone Recipe