Winter Vegetable Minestrone
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
50 MIN
Servings
6
Freezes

Winter Vegetable Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb (115g) smoked ham, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium leek, cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) squares
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 3 cups (750 ml) Savoy cabbage leaves, cut into about 1/2-inch (1-cm) squares
  • 1 cup (250 ml) white wine or chicken broth
  • 6 cups (1.5 litres) chicken broth
  • 3 cups (750 ml) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 can 19 oz (540 ml) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, cook the ham, carrots, leek and onion in the oil, without browning, for about 10 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the wine and reduce for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and squash and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes. Add the beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve the soup with the Grilled Chicken Sandwich.