Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Minestrone Soup

This soup is tasty and chock full of good-for-ya. Recipe from friend Laurel Anne.

Minestrone Soup

1 T. olive oil
3 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 quarts chicken broth
1 tsp. each dried basil, oregano, and thyme
3 zucchini, chopped
1 bag baby spinach
1 20-oz can tomato puree
1 20-oz can kidney beans, rinsed
2 C. fresh cheese tortellini

In large pot, saute olive oil, carrots, celery and garlic for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add chicken broth and spices. Bring to a slow boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook as tortellini pkg directs. Salt and pepper to taste and top with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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