Monday, December 6, 2010


FROM MEMBER: Mari Miller-Lamb


Comment:   This was my mother's recipe for minestrone, and I've had lots of other variations at different Italian restaurants since then. But as far as I am concerned, this is the best I've ever tasted; A real comfort food.


Oil –just enough to cover the bottom of the pan
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 onion chopped
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
2 cloves of garlic. minced
1 can cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
½ package frozen lima beans
1 can of garbanzo beans
Vegetable or chicken broth (maybe two cans, depending on your preferred consistency)
1 can of whole tomatoes
Dried oregano and basil to taste
Several tablespoons ditalini or some other small pasta
Salt and pepper


1. Sauté onion, celery and carrots until vegetables are soft.
2. Add parsley and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
3. Add remaining ingredients except pasta, break up tomatoes with fork.
4. Cook for about forty minutes, add pasta, cook until pasta is soft.

Enjoy & Happy Holidays.

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