When when the evenings begin to turn crisp, this Minestrone, overflowing with beans, pasta, and fresh garden vegetables, really hits the spot.
Don’t be alarmed by the lengthy ingredient list. This soup actually simmers to perfection in around 30 minutes. And yet somehow, the rich flavor, laced with red wine, makes this taste like you’ve been cooking all day.
I always take a shortcut with the cabbage in this recipe, using pre-packaged shredded slaw mix. You can throw the other vegetables into the food processer for expedience, or chop them by hand on your cutting board, for a more rustic look. Either way, the soup is equally delicious.
Minestrone always feels wonderfully nourishing, especially on a chilly night. Thanks to the beans and pasta, it’s hearty and satisfying, and especially so when served with a warm loaf of crusty bread. Plus, with all of these wonderful vegetables, you really can…
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