The River Cafe's Winter Minestrone

The River Cafe’s Winter Minestrone

A really thick, filling minestrone soup – tastes even better after a day


2 tbsp olive oil
olive oil

2 medium carrots

, roughly chopped
1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
1 head of celery

, coarsely chopped, keeping the leaves
1 head of garlic

, cloves peeled
1kg Swiss chard
Swiss chard

, leaves shredded and stalks roughly chopped
a good handful of parsley

, finely chopped
400g can peeled plum tomatoes

, drained of most of their juices, roughly chopped
1kg cavolo nero
Cavolo nero

, stalks removed, leaves shredded (or savoy cabbage)
410g can cannellini beans
Cannellini bean

, drained and rinsed
about 700ml boiling chicken

or vegetable stock
a few sprigs of winter herbs such as thyme

or sage, chopped
freshly grated parmesan
Parmesan      , or vegetarian alternative
extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Please see the 2nd Page for Directions

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