Thursday, September 3, 2009

Minestrone

Jennifer's Minestrone Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
3 ribs celery, sliced
2 cans vegetable or beef broth
2 cans water
1 can kidney or white beans
1 can sliced potatoes
1 can tomatoes
1 can green beans
1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup uncooked pasta
1/2 cup barley

Sauté onion, carrots and celery in oil until soft. Add broth, water, remaining vegetables and seasonings. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Bring to a boil, stif in pasta and barley, and simmer an additional 10 minutes until pasta is soft.

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