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Peasant Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), chopped
  Red onion 1 , diced
  Dried white beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrots 4 , halved lengthwise, sliced
  Celery ribs 2 , sliced
  Water/Vegetable stock 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Tomato puree 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Diced tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pitted green olives 1 , halved
  Bay leaf 1
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Noodles/Other pasta 8 Ounce
  Spinach/Swiss chard 1⁄2 Pound, coarsely chopped
Directions

MAKING
1.Pick a soup kettle.Add garlic, onion, beans, carrots, celery and water and let it come to a boil
2. Cover pot, lower heat and let it simmer for 1 1/2 hours till beans are tender.
3. Add the pasta,tomatoes and the tomato puree,olives,bay leaf,oregano,basil and cayenne pepper
4.Cover and let it simmer for a further 15 minutes
5. Toss in the the green leafy vegetable and let it stand for a few minutes. Adjust seasoning, if needed

SERVING
6.Serve hot with chunky bread

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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