courtesy of Bon Appetit
Classic, Italian Vegetable Soup
For another variation: add a can of diced tomatoes and/or handful of kidney, or other dried beans
Of course, enjoy it with some good crusty bread and butter!Ingredients
2 cups finely chopped celery 1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup finely chopped leek (white and pale green parts only)
1/2 cup dry white wine
9 cups low-salt chicken broth (or Vegetable)
4 cups diced green cabbage (about 10 ounces)
2 cups diced zucchini (from about 2 medium)
6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) acini di pepe or other small pasta
3 cups (packed) coarsely chopped fresh spinach
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
Freshly grated Parmesan cheeseMethod
- Combine celery, onion, leek and wine in heavy large pot over medium heat.
Simmer until vegetables are tender but not brown, stirring frequently, about 12 minutes.
Add broth and bring to boil.
Add cabbage and zucchini and simmer 10 minutes.
Add pasta; cover and simmer until pasta is just tender, about 10 minutes.
Add spinach and cook 5 minutes. Stir in sliced basil.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Ladle soup into bowls and serve, passing grated Parmesan cheese separately.