Three Bean Minestrone

Dinner Lunch & Salads Recipes

Three-Bean Minestrone! Coronavirus got you worried? It’s time to have a great Italian Soup Recipe under your belt!

Minestrone soup

Hearty and filling, everyone should have a good Minestrone recipe to lean on. This recipe is easy, healthy and substantial with no added oil. It is also a garbage soup in that you can also throw in any extra veggies that you might have in your fridge, as well.

Bowl of MinestroneThere a couple of things to note in this recipe:

1. It is made with 3 types of beans for extra health and heartiness.
2. DONT follow the recipe on the pasta box. Cook the pasta for 1/3 less the time on the box because you are goiing to also be cooking it in the soup. It will be overdone if you cook it to the full amount on the box.
3. Keep the liquid from the garbanzo bean can and use it for an oil-free vinaigrette.
4. In addition to the recipe below, throw in whatever extra veggies you have.

pot of minestroneIngredients:

1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1/2 green zucchini, chopped
1/2 yellow zucchini, chopped
2 cans of 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3/4 can of drained and washed garbanzo beans (see #3 above)
3/4 can of drained and washed red beans
3/4 can of drained and washed butter beans
1/2 box of large shell pasta (see # 2 above)
3/4 cup diced fennel
3/4 cup diced Italian parsely
6-8 leaves of mint
2 Tbsp basil
1 stem of rosemary, de-stemmed
Salt and Pepper
Vegetable broth

Cook pasta for 1/3 time on the box and drain and set aside.
Pour in 3/4 cup of vegetable broth in a large pot.
Put in onions, garlic, celery, carrots and simmer.
5 minutes later add in zucchini, diced tomatos and tomato pasta.
Add beans and pasta. And let cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
Add in fennel, parsley, mint, basil and rosemary. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for another 5 and serve.Elysabeth Alfano
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Ingredients for Minestrone

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