The River Cafe's Winter Minestrone Recipe

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Submitted by anad1027

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for The River Cafe's Winter Minestrone

1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium carrots, roughtly chopped
1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
1 cloves garlic
6 cups swiss chard (2 bunches), leaves shredded and stalks roughly chopped (cup)
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
28 oz canned diced tomatoes (I used San Marzano)
1/2 head cabbage, heart removed and leaves cut into strips
15 oz cannellini beans
3 cups vegetable broth
1 salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan, for serving

Recipe Directions for The River Cafe's Winter Minestrone

  1. eat the olive oil in a large saucepan and slowly fry the carrots and onion. This will take about 20 minutes but it's worth it - the slow cooking gives a lovely taste. Add the garlic, chard stalks and half the parsley, and stir to prevent sticking. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until reduced.

  2. Add half the Swiss chard leaves, half the cabbage, three-quarters of the beans, and the boiling stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Pour in more stock if needed (mine didn't).

  3. Add the remaining Swiss chard and cabbage and blanch briefly so they remain green and crisp. Season when slightly cooled.

  4. Purée the remaining cannellini beans coarsely in a blender with some of the cooking liquid. Add to the soup - it should be very green. Serve hot with Parmesan.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 707.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
1126mg
47%
Potassium
1180mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
45.1g
15%
Dietary Fiber
11.3g
45%
Sugars
11.8g
Protein
16.8g
Vitamin A 198% Vitamin C 121%
Calcium 23% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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