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Authentic Minestrone Soup Recipe – An Essential Spring Time Vegetarian Italian Classic

Impulsive Culinarian’s Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 10 Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 Celery Stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Pasta
  • 1 can White Cannellini Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can Red Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Warm broth in a medium sized sauce, then cover and let simmer over low heat  pan until needed
  • Warm a large stock pot over medium heat
  • Add olive oil to the stock pot
  • Saute shallots, celery & carrots in the stock pot until softened, stirring occasionally for around 8 or 9 minutes
  • Add garlic & zucchini to the mirepoix and saute for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add white wine and let reduce for 2 minutes
  • Add warm vegetable broth to the stock pot and bring to a gentle boil
  • Add pasta and all remaining ingredients to the broth and bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally
  • Once the soup comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover partially and simmer until pasta is cooked
  • Correct seasonings if necessary and serve immediately
Delicious home made vegetarian minestrone soup with fresh herbs and garden vegetables
Delicious home made vegetarian minestrone soup with fresh herbs and garden vegetables

It Isn’t Really Spring Until Someone Serves Up Delicious Home Made Minestrone

Few recipes are as representative of spring time freshness as classic Italian minestrone soup. This vegetarian mainstay of culinary goodness is a must-have in any home where fresh herbs and garden vegetables are part of the menu. Make it in early spring to usher in the new season or make it year-round to re-energize on rainy days, either way this classic is always a welcome heart-warming dish to enjoy with the entire family.

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