Minestrone Recipe

1. Beef broth (2cans)
2. chopped parsley (1/2c)
3. dried basil (1tsp)
4. dried oregano (1tsp)
5. elbow Marconi (1c)
6. diced tomatoes (1can)
7. slightly drained cannellini beans (1can)
8. shredded cabbage (1c)
9. sliced celery (2stalks)
10. thin sliced carrot (1)
11. chopped onion (1med.)
12. minced garlic (1-2cloves)
13. olive oil (2tbsp)
14. red pepper flakes (a pinch)
15. salt and pepper (to taste)

Method of preparation:-
1. Take a stockpot. Place it over medium heat. Heat the oil in it. Then add garlic, carrot, onion and cabbage. Saute these vegetables in the oil for about 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, celery, beans, parsley, basil and oregano in it. Boil all these in the pot. Now reduce the heat. Cover the pot and cook it for about 1 hour.

3. Put about 1 ½ cup of soup into a blender to make the puree of this. Now put this puree into the soup and add pasta and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Again cook it for about 15 minutes. Add the water if it gets thicken. Then serve it hot.

Number of servings – 4