*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
              Classic Minestrone Soup Con Pesto Alla Genovese
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
                 Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      tablespoons   Olive oil
    2                    Onions -- diced
    2                    Carrots -- chopped
    2                    Leeks -- whites  only chopped
    2                    Stalks celery -- chopped
    2                    Potatoes -- diced
    1      cup           Dry beans -- soaked and cooked
                         but still hard
    1                    Large eggplant -- skinned and diced
    2      cups          Hot chicken broth
    4      cups          Boiling water
                         Salt and pepper
    2                    Tomatoes -- diced
    1 1/2  cups          Cabbage -- diced
    1 1/2  cups          Spinach -- diced
    1 1/2  cups          Zucchini -- diced
      3/4  cup           Pasta -- raw
    3      tablespoons   Pesto -- heaping
                         -----PESTO-----
    1 1/2  cups          Fresh basil leaves
    1                    Garlic clove
                         Parmesan or romano cheese
    3      tablespoons   Pine nuts or walnuts
      1/2  cup           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.
 
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