Although I live in Florida and our fall season feels more like a hot summer’s day in Maine, I couldn’t wait for the weather to cool down to make my famous minestrone soup. I simply had to have some! This soup is brimming with thick, hearty veggies, fresh herbs and tons of flavor. After devouring my first bowl, I had to remember why I only make this soup a few times a year. It’s so delicious, it can be enjoyed all year long.
As you can see from the ingredient list, there is a lot going on here. I use kidney, garbanzo and cannellini beans for added protein, variety and flavor. If you’re thinking of only using 1 or 2 of the beans or substituting with another bean, I’d reconsider. The recipe isn’t the same unless all 3 beans are included. While you may end up with a soup that is tasty, you will totally miss out on this experience. If you have to make a special trip to the store, it’s going to be worth it.
Another key component to this recipe is FRESH. Fresh green beans, savoy cabbage, carrots, celery, onion, basil and parsley. I used all organic which makes a huge difference for me. If you cannot buy all organic, at least purchase organic russet potatoes. And for the tomatoes, try your hardest to use Organic BPA-Free canned or fresh. Without going through a lengthy explanation here, I recommend you read 7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll never use conventional potatoes and conventionally canned tomatoes ever again. 😯
This recipe makes a pretty large batch of soup, so it’s perfect if you’re having lots of company over for dinner or attending a party. If you’re cooking for one or two, go ahead and freeze the leftovers to enjoy at a later date. 😀
Delectable, delightful, scrumptious and yumptious with each spoonful. I can’t get enough, and neither will you. What’s your thoughts? A favorite soup recipe to share? Please let me know and leave a comment below. And as always, if you’d like updates with more info like this, please join me at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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