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Pesto Minestrone Soup

Pesto Minestrone Soup

A whole meal unto itself, this soup is a flavorful twist on a classic. You can make the pesto yourself or buy one of the wonderful pestos that are available at the market.

˝ onion, cubed
1 leek, sliced thinly
˝ teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup potatoes, cubed
2 cups white beans, drained and rinsed
9 cups water
˝ head Swiss chard, chopped
1 cup green cabbage, shredded
˝ cup green beans, frozen
˝ cup tomatoes, chopped
˝ cup brown rice, cooked
4 tablespoons pesto
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons vegetable base
˝ teaspoon pepper
1 ˝ teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, powdered

  • In soup pot on medium low heat, sauté leeks, onions and garlic in olive oil.
  • Add potatoes, beans, water and seasonings. Bring to a boil and cook on medium high for 20 minutes.
  • Add in the cabbage, frozen green beans and Swiss chard. Continue to cook another 20 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add pesto and parmesan cheese.

Serves: 4-6
Total cooking time: 1 hour

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2:23AM PDT on Oct 18, 2014

Thank you!

7:19AM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

Why have I got "life is a minestrone" by 10CC going through my head? Well, it might be because I just made a pot of Minestrone soup a few differences but very much on the right theme only missing the Swiss chard and green beans well that's something for next time. I have a bowl of soup to have just now.

10:21AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Thanks.

10:21PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

yum

11:34AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Thank you

6:05PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

arigato

4:49PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Pesto goes with everything

3:47PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Lots of ingredients there

2:49PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Seems to complicated .Soup can be simple and delicious.

2:06PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Thanks.

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