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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Minestrone Soup

2 Onions
3 Carrots
3 Sticks Celery
250g Potatoes
2 Zucchini
90g Green Beans
250g Cabbage
1/2 cup Oil*
40g Butter*

5 cups Water
1 Chicken Stock Cube
3 Beef Stock Cubes
2x 400g cans Whole Tomatoes
1 can Cannellini Beans
Salt and Pepper

Peel and finely chop onions, carrots, celery, peel and dice potatoes, dice zucchini, top and tail beans and chop into small pieces and shred cabbage.
Heat oil and butter in large pan ( *I only used 1 tbl spn of each )
Cook onions over medium heat until pale golden brown.
Add carrots and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Repeat this procedure with the potatoes, then the celery, zucchini, beans and cabbage.

Stir in water, crumbled stock cubes and undrained, mashed tomatoes.
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until soup is thick.
During the last 15mins of cooking stir in the drained and rinsed cannellini beans.
Season with salt and pepper.
If desired grated parmesan cheese can be stirred into the soup before serving.

120 calories per 1 cup serve
I used My Fitness Pal's    Recipe Calculator to work out the calories for this meal

Recipe from my very old version of The Australian Womens Weekly Italian Cooking Class Cookbook

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