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Recipe: Minestrone Soup

Posted Aug 01 2011 12:12am

To serve 4. This is a real ‘meal in a bowl’


150g cooked kidney beans

1 onion, diced

1 stalk celery, sliced

225g fresh green beans, chopped

1 zucchini, sliced

1 medium potato, diced

1 large ripe tomato, diced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 litre beef stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup dried macaroni (optional)

½ teaspoon each of chopped fresh oregano, basil and parsley


  1. Saute garlic, onion and celery until onions are translucent, but not browned.
  2. Add the remaining vegetables, kidney beans and beef stock.
  3. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Remove lid; add macaroni and chopped herbs. Simmer until macaroni is just tender (about 20 minutes)
  5. Enjoy! 

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