bowl of minestrone soup

Minestrone Soup

Nothing tastes better on a chilly evening than a bowl of hot soup. 

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons F. Oliver’s Tuscan Garden EVOO, plus additional for serving
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons F. Oliver’s Ripe Fig Balsamic, plus additional for serving
  • 1 cup kidney beans, cooked
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 - 2 zucchini, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, sliced
  • F. Oliver’s Sunshine Seasoned Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup pasta, cooked to al dente and chilled
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a large stock pot, heat EVOO over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add celery and carrots and sauté for additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add broth, water, tomato puree, and balsamic and bring to a boil. Stir frequently.
  • Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, basil, and season to taste with Sunshine Seasoned Pepper. Simmer for 35-50 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through.
  • Add cooked pasta to soup and heat through. 

Notes

Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled and F. Oliver’s Tuscan Garden EVOO and Ripe Fig Balsamic drizzled on top.