Minestrone (Vegetable Soup)

Chef Linda's Minestrone is a warming start to any great meal, and a perfect end to a long cold day!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion – diced small
  • 2 carrots - peeled and diced small
  • 2 stalks celery – diced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup green beans - cut small
  • 2 potatoes - peeled and diced small
  • 1 small zucchini - cut small
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes - chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups Olivia's Organics Baby Kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper - when serving

Preparation

  • In a large pot, heat oil and add the onion, carrots and celery cooking for approximately 5 to 7 minutes until the vegetables begin to brown, making a Sofrito (an aromatic base for the soup).
  • Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt and add the next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add the kale and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add the pepper when serving along with a nice crusty bread.

Categories: Kale, Soup