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Italian   -   Minestrone Verde Al Pesto (Chicken And Pesto Minestrone)   adapted from The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup by Mimi Sheraton

Description
Ingredients
  • 2 Pounds Chicken -- Cooked And Shredded
  • 8 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Stalk Celery -- Chopped
  • 1 Medium Carrot -- Chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion -- Chopped
  • 3 Sprigs Parsley -- Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup Green Split Peas
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Leeks -- Chopped
  • 1/2 Pound French-Style Green Beans
  • 1 Small Zucchini -- Sliced
  • 1 Pound Cabbage Or Swiss Chard -- Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • Salt And Pepper -- To Taste
  • 1 Bunch Basil
  • 8 Cloves Garlic
  • Romano Cheese -- To Taste
Directions Combine chicken, stock, celery, carrot, onion, parsley and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add split peas and simmer for 20 minutes. Saute leeks in oil for 10 minutes. Add to soup along with beans. Add zucchini and cabbage or swiss chard. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add rice, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Combine basil and garlic in blender and puree. Add to soup and serve. Pass the cheese.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00



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