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Spring Minestrone Soup

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I check a book out at the library recently. There are many recipes that looked fasinating and since I am such a soup lover, I had to try it. I did change a few things according to my own diet, rather than going by the actual recipe.

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Spring Minestrone Soup

3 carrots, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 onion, diced
1 cup chicken stock

1/2 cup white wine
2 -3 cups white beans
1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinced and drained
1 cup chopped sugar snap peas
4 cups chicken stock
1 handful spinach

Place the first four ingredients in a dutch oven and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 – 10 minutes. Add in white wine and let cook another minute. Add in beans, rinced quinoa, peas and stock. Let cook covered for 20 minutes. Throw in the handful of spinach and taste. Add salt & pepper according to taste.

I also took a suggestion from the original recipe and made a pesto for the top.

1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups spinach
5 basil leaves
1/4 cup chives
1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice (half a lemon)
Kosher salt

I used a small blender to mix all ingredients together.

 

 

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