How to Make Minestrone Soup? – Viji’s Food Recipes – Italy Soup Recipes
23/07/2010 Leave a comment
White Kidney beans – 3 tbsp
Butter – 3 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes – 2 (peeled and chopped)
Pepper – 1/4 tsp
Garlic – 1 glove (chopped)
Grated Cheese – 4 to 5 tbsp
Water – 2 litres (approximately)
Bay leaves – 2
Elbow Macaroni – 2 tbsp
Celery – 2 stalks (chopped)
Wash the following vegetables and cut them as given:
1/2 small cabbage, shredded finely
1 small carrot, scrapped and diced
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 leek diced
1/2 medium turnip, peeled and chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
1 potato, peeled and diced small piece squash or lauki peeled and diced.
Wash kidney beans and soak in water overnight.
Boil in sufficient water and cook till tender.
Melt butter. Saute onion, garlic, leek, parsley and basil till brown.
Add tomatoes, celery, potato, lauki, turnip, cabbage, carrot, salt, pepper, sugar and water.
Cook for 50 minutes to an hour.
Now add cooked beans and macaroni and cook till macaroni is tender adding more water if required.
Add half the grated cheese. Simmer for a minute.
Remove bay leaves. Serve in a bowls garnished with remaining grated cheese. A meal in itself.