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Tuscan Minestrone Soup

with Fresh Basil, Asiago Cheese, and Garlic Ciabatta

25 min

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What We'll Send

Kidney Bean
Tomato Paste
Organic Vegetable Stock Cube
Multigrain Ciabatta Bun
Garlic
Thyme Fresh
Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Celery Diced 1/4"
Zucchini Diced 1/2"
Carrot Diced 3/8"
Onion Diced 1/4"
Asiago Cheese
Fregola
Basil Fresh
Organic Genovese Pesto Cube
Food Allergy Notice: Our meals are prepared in a kitchen whose environment contains tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, mustard, sesame and sulphites. Though best practices are used when preparing the meal, inadvertent cross-contamination may occur. We cannot guarantee the complete absence of allergens.

Nutrition
Calories 927
Fat 42g
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 115g

What You'll Need

Cooking Directions

1

Preheat Oven 

Turn oven to 350ºF. 

2

Prepare Minestrone

Heat 2 tbsp. (4 tbsp. for 4 servings) of oil in a large, wide bottomed saucepan over medium-high. Add onions, celery, carrots, and zucchini. Saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften.

3

Prepare Ingredients 

Meanwhile, wash thyme and basil. Pick and chop leaves finely. Drain and rinse kidney beans using a fine mesh sieve.

4

Assemble Soup

Add chopped herbs, tomato paste, kidney beans, and half of the garlic to saucepan. Season well with black pepper. Cook while stirring for 1 minute. Add fire roasted tomatoes, fregola, and 1 litre (2 litres for 4 servings) of water. Crumble in pesto cubes, and vegetable stock cube. Mix well, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until fregola is al dente, about 10 minutes.

5

Prepare Garlic Ciabatta 

Slice ciabatta bun in half. Drizzle 1 tbsp. (2 tbsp. for 4 servings) of oil onto the face sides. Rub remaining garlic onto the bread. Season with some black pepper and top with half of the asiago cheese. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the bread is hot and slightly crispy along the edges.

6

Finish Minestrone

When the fregola is al dente, stir remaining asiago cheese into the minestrone. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

7

Serve

Ladle minestrone into large bowls and serve with a piece of garlic ciabatta. Enjoy!

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