Easy minestrone

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Serves

4

Easy minestrone

Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 1 carrot , peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk , diced
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/4 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes
  • 796-mL can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 540-mL can romano beans , drained and rinsed
  • 450 mL vegetable broth , about 1/2 900-mL carton
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese , rind
  • 3/4 cup tubetti pasta
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium. Add oil, then onion, carrot, celery, garlic and chili flakes. Cook until vegetables are slightly tender, about 3 min. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, Parmigiano-Reggiano rind, pasta and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until pasta is tender, 10 to 11 min. Remove and discard rind. Stir in spinach. Garnish with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and basil.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 222,
  • Protein
  • 11 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 886 mg.
Wine Pairings

Tangy, bright chianti

The classic red from gorgeous Tuscany makes a traditional pairing for tomato-based Italian dishes like Easy Minestrone. This one tastes of fresh berry and plum, with a zesty sharpness that enhances bold Mediterranean flavours.

Gabbiano Chianti Classico, Italy, $17.