Spring Green Minestrone

By April 13, 2021General, Recipes

Spring Green Minestrone
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 leek, sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 quarts vegetable broth

1 cup dried macaroni

1 15-oz can cannellini beans, drained

½ lb. asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup frozen peas

10 oz fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

4 oz Parmesan cheese, grated

¼ cup fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, mint or basil 

 

Preparation:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the leeks, and saute 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, saute until fragrant, another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 6-7 minutes, then add the beans, asparagus and peas. Cook 2-3 minutes or until asparagus and pasta are tender.
  3. Add spinach and stir in until it wilts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Top with parmesan and fresh herbs.

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