Monday, December 8, 2008

ORNISH Tuscan Vegetable Minestrone

  • 1 cup diced kale
  • 1 cup diced swiss chard
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced peeled baking potato
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 (15 oz.) can rinsed, canned great northern beans
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper

In large pot combine kale, chard, onion, carrot, celery, potato tomatoes, broth and the 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Cover, adjust heat to maintain simmer and cook 15 minutes.

Add zucchini, beans, 3/4 cup water and macaroni. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes. Add oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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