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Italian Minestrone

Ingredients
  Garbanzos 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Dried)
  Potato 1 , peeled and diced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Leeks 3 , diced (If Available)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Uncooked noodles 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dried white beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Soak beans separately overnight in water to cover.
Bring white beans to a boil in fresh, lightly salted water and cook until almost tender.
Add potato and cook until potato and beans are soft.
Drain and mash well.
Meanwhile, cook onion, garlic, celery, leeks and tomatoes in olive oil until onion is tender but not browned.
Sprinkle with flour.
Add chicken broth, stirring constantly, and tomato puree'.
Stir in sugar and soaked garbanzos.
Simmer 30 min or until garbanzos are almost tender.
Add mashed bean and potato mixture, noodles and salt and pepper.
Cook until noodles are tender, about 15 min.
Pass grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley when served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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