Minestrone is one of my favorite soups, and although there are some key ingredients missing here (mainly the pasta shells), it was pretty tasty. I used this as a side with Flank Steak because you will need to add protein to balance.
Minestrone Soup- In a large pot heat 1TB olive oil over medium heat. Add 1/2 onion chopped, 2 carrots diced, 2 stalks celery chopped, 2 zucchini diced, 1/4 cup parsnips diced. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add 1 can chopped tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 cup green beans, 7 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 hours. (This would also be a good crockpot recipe). You will need to add protein and fat to balance, but 2 ladles will equal about 3 blocks of carbs.
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Oooohhhh, this looks really good especially with all these cold nights. Thanks Michele!
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