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               CLASSIC MINESTRONE SOUP CON PESTO ALLA GENOVE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
                 Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Olive oil
    2                    Onions, diced
    2                    Carrots, chopped
    2                    Leeks, whites  only chopped
    2                    Stalks celery, chopped
    2                    Potatoes, diced
    1       c            Dry beans
                         - soaked and cooked
                         - but still hard
    1                    Large eggplant
                         - skinned and diced
    2       c            Hot chicken broth
    4       c            Boiling water
                         Salt and pepper
    2                    Tomatoes, diced
    1 1/2   c            Cabbage, diced
    1 1/2   c            Spinach, diced
    1 1/2   c            Zucchini, diced
      3/4   c            Pasta, raw
    3       tb           Pesto, heaping
                         -----PESTO-----
    1 1/2   c            Fresh basil leaves
    1                    Garlic clove
                         Parmesan or romano cheese
    3       tb           Pine nuts or walnuts
      1/2   c            Olive oil
 
   In olive oil saute till soft onions, leeks, carrots,
   celery, and potatoes. Add dry beans, eggplant and cook
   down.  Add chicken broth, water, salt, pepper,
   tomatoes  and cook for about 1 hour covered. Add
   cabbage, spinach, zucchini.  Add pasta.  If too thick
   add more chicken broth. When done add pesto sauce.
   
   Courtesy of Ciao Italia cookbook.
   Submitted By WA6AWD@WOLFENET.COM (ALAN BURGSTAHLER)
   On   19 DEC 1995 182142 -0700
  
 
 
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