How to make it

  • 1. Warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onion, carrot, celery, tomato paste and a pinch of salt.
  • 2. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables have softened and the onions are turning translucent, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • 3. Add the seasonal vegetables, garlic, oregano and thyme.
  • 4. Cook until fragrant while stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  • 5. Pour in the diced tomatoes and their juices, broth and water. Add the salt, bay leaves and red pepper flakes. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper.
  • 6. Raise heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil, then partially cover the pot with the lid, leaving about a 1” gap for steam to escape.
  • 7. Reduce heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • 8. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove the lid and add the pasta, beans and greens. Continue simmering, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the the pasta is cooked al dente and the greens are tender.
  • 9. Remove the pot from the heat, then remove the bay leaves. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 10. Taste and season with more salt (I usually add about ¼ teaspoon more) and pepper until the flavors really sing.
  • 11. Garnish bowls of soup with grated Parmigiano Reggiano, if you’d like... Of COURSE YOU LIKE!!

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    " It was excellent "
    LindaLMT ate it and said...
    Beautiful recipe that adapts to changes well. I know what I like but still need to follow a recipe. I used 1/2 the amount of tomato paste and 1/2 the amount of diced tomatoes. I wanted to use Italian green beans which are a wide flat bean but couldn't find them in the store but did find a frozen melody mix of vegetables that did so I used 1 (14oz) bag that included the Italian green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, and lima beans. Otherwise I stayed true to the recipe with the exception of adding lemon juice at the end.
    This soup is delicious, healthy, and so good for you!
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    " It was excellent "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    Excellent soup!! The whole family loved it and I can see making this again and again. Very belly warming, comforting and delicious!
    I used smaller ditali pasta, so I measured half the amount. And used 2x concentrated tomato paste in the tube instead of the canned, so used half of that as well.
    More info in IMI: Classic Italian Minestrone
    November 2020
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