Winter Minestrone

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 6

Winter Minestrone

This soup is so full of healthy vegetables it is like a multivitamin in a bowl!


Ingredients
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Carrots, Peeled & Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Cups Chopped Greens
  • 2 Small Zucchini, Cut Into 1 Inch Cubes
  • 1 Large Potato, Peeled And Cut Into 1 1/2 Inch Cubes
  • 4 Cups Butternut Squash, Peeled And Cut Into 1 1/2 Inch Cubes
  • 1 (14 Ounce) Can Peeled, Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Quart Homemade Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 (14 Ounce) Can Cannellini Beans
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Basil Salt & Pepper
  • To Serve: 5 Tablespoons Pesto Mixed With 5 Tablespoons Olive Oil Grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Steps
  • Step 1 In a large stock pot, heat the oil, then saute the onion, celery, carrots and garlic until soft, then add the potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, tomatoes, and broth, and mix together
  • Step 2 Ensure the vegetables are covered by liquid by at least 1 to 2 inches, adding water to cover the vegetables if needed. Bring to a boil, and then cook for about 20 to 30 minutes over low heat until vegetables are tender
  • Step 3 Add the parsley, basil, salt and pepper and mix well
  • Step 4 Add the cannellini beans, and chopped greens, cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes
  • Step 5 Serve warm, with a drizzle of the pesto oil mixture on top