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Recipe Name : Minestrone
Country : Australia
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Category : Home > Soups > Hot Soups
Chef : Jill Dupleix
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INGREDIENTS


2 tbs olive oil
2 celery stalks, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large carrot, finely chopped
2 desiree potatoes, chopped
2 tsp tomato paste
2 bay leaves
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1.5L chicken or vegetable stock (or water)
400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
2 small zucchini, finely chopped
100g each frozen peas and baby spinach leaves
Chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve
DIRECTION


Heat oil in a large heavy-based pan over medium-low heat. Cook celery, leek, garlic and carrot, stirring, for 5 minutes.

Add potato, paste, bay leaves, thyme and stock, then bring to the boil over high heat. Simmer over medium-low heat, partly covered, for 20 minutes or until potato is tender.

Add beans, zucchini, peas, salt and pepper. Simmer for 6-8 minutes.

Stir in spinach, then divide among warm bowls, season and serve scattered with parsley.
SOURCE:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26253/minestrone