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    Minestra di Fagioli (Bean Soup)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 50 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Tish's Note:

    Use a first rate rustic bread for this recipe. It doesn't work near as well with the grocery store variety. Purests will tell you that this soup is better heated the second day and should be thick enough by then to eat with a fork!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Quarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the onion, garlic, and celery in a 5qt pot.
    2. 2
      Pour extra virgin oil over them, toss with a wooden spoon to coat with the oil, and place over low heat.
    3. 3
      cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until onions are tender Add the Tuscan kale, cabbage, kale or swiss chard, cabbage, carrots, squash, potato, fresh herbs and broth or water and bring to a simmer Cook the soup, stirring occasionally for 1 hour over low heat.
    4. 4
      Remove the rosemary sprig and the bay leaf.
    5. 5
      Add salt and pepper to tast.
    6. 6
      Puree 5 cups of vegies from the soup with 1 cup of beans in a food processor.
    7. 7
      Return the puree to the soup Place 1 slice of toasted bread in each soup bowl and ladle soup over bread.
    8. 8
      Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2003

      55

      This turned out to be the best soup I have ever prepared. It takes a lot of chopping, but it's worth it. (Using a food processor simplified this considerably.) My experience with making soups is that they usually don't have enough spice and taste bland. This one, however, is bursting with flavor. I made it without squash (which I forgot to buy), and extra potato (I bought a really large red potato). It worked out just fine. Make this soup. You'll love it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestra di Fagioli (Bean Soup)

    Serving Size: 1 (2989 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 692.1
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    13%
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 0.6 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1445.9 mg
    60%
    Total Carbohydrate 124.4 g
    41%
    Dietary Fiber 22.9 g
    91%
    Sugars 13.6 g
    54%
    Protein 30.6 g
    61%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    rosemary

    thyme

    fresh sage leaves

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