The most delicious traditional Italian peasant, minestrone is a perfect soup to end the week. Add noodles for a light and healthy meal.
1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
750 ml chicken stock
350 ml water
1 box (540 ml) white beans, drained and rinsed
1 zucchini, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
540 ml tomatoes, diced
1 cup macaroni
3 cups spinach leaves
1 Tbsp oregano, fresh, finely minced or 1 tsp oregano dried
salt and black pepper
1. Heat the olive oil into a saucepan, over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
2. Add the chicken stock, water, beans, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots and the garlic. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until tender.
3. Add the macaroni. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add the spinach and simmer for 3 minutes or until the macaroni are tender. Add the oregano, salt and pepper.
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