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Easy Minestrone

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Apparently Winter Has Just Arrived- Easy Minestrone Soup! Here's a comforting soup which is just right for chilly winter nights. Serve this up with some crusty bread & butter dipped in soup and a salad and you've got yourself a meal!
Ingredients
  Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Carrot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Green beans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Kidney beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orecchiette pasta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 2 Ounce (with the rind)
  Fresh parsely 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 Medium
  Water 1 Liter
Directions

MAKING
1.Put water to boil in a large pot.
2.Add chopped onion, carrots, celery and green beans to it when the water is boiling.
3.Add tomatoes and pinch of salt.
4.To enhance the flavor add a piece of Parmesan with the rind and one bay leaf too. Leave it to simmer for 35 – 40 minutes. Check whether the vegetable stock has absorbed all the flavors.
5.Add pasta to your minestrone after simmering the vegetables for 30-35 minutes. You could add any pasta of your choice.
6.Season with pepper and add parsley at the end.

SERVING
7. Ladle into soup bowls and grate cheese on top.
8. You could serve it with a crusty bread and garlic butter if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Seriously… everyone was talking about how this was going to be the worst winter in history for Chicago. You know, the one that was going to send you over the edge and make you finally move. Not so much. It’s been the absolute most mild winter I’ve ever lived through (of course, I AM from Wyoming where 5 feet of snow on the side of the road for 6 months straight is normal). Anyway, now it’s hailing and it’s supposed to snow soon so I thought a comforting soup might be just right for tonight.

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