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Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 sticks celery

  • 2 large potatoes

  • 1/4 pumpkin

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 jars always fresh mediterranean bean salad

  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes

  • 2-3 litres of water

  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil

  • 1/2 bunch continental parsley

  • 1/2 glass of red wine

  • dash of worcestershire sauce

  • 100g small pasta shells

Method

  • 1.

    Chop all vegetables to a 1cm cubes (except garlic, which is crushed). Place a splash of extra light olive oil into a large pot, fry vegies & garlic until softened then de-glaze with red wine.

  • 2.

    When the wine has boiled add the bay leaves, Mediterranean bean salad, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

  • 3.

    After 1 1/2 hours bring to a boil again, add the pasta and cook for ten minutes then toss in chopped basil and parsley.

Notes

For more information and recipes from this series, click on the following link www.aliveandcooking.com.au

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