Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Warm Up With Hearty Minestrone Soup!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Warm Up With Hearty Minestrone Soup!

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I don't know about you, but in our area it is COLD! Due to the cold, school has been cancelled for today, and on days like these, the girls and I absolutely love to warm up with a steaming bowl of soup! After eating it for almost a week straight when I wasn't feeling well, I am a little over chicken noodle soup, so I wanted something hearty and filling, and this Hearty Minestrone Soup from Golden Blossom Honey looked like a winner today!


Minestrone Soup

Packed full of the the things I love most- noodles, beans and veggies, it definitely hit the spot on this cold winter day!

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 cups water
1 (28 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen lima beans
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
3 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
salt and pepper
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni or orzo
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté garlic, celery and carrots for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in water. Cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, with their juices, lima beans and drained kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Stir in marjoram and honey. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Add frozen spinach, simmer covered, another 5 minutes. Mix in macaroni and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until macaroni is cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Garnish with additional Parmesan, if desired. Serves 4-6.


Minestone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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What is your favorite soup to eat on cold winter days?

40 comments:

  1. Just what I need..it's drop dead cold as well and I've been struggling to keep us warm, including by having hearty meals...love this healthy recipe..

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  2. Anything to warm up this cold is good for me

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  3. Minestrone Soup is one of my all time favorite soups! Yours sounds perfect for a cold winter day!

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  4. I do love me tomato soup which I always eat on Fridays :) I put lentils and soy beans in mine with some garlic and celery leaves and pasta. I'd save the honey for the dessert, though :)

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  5. That does look yummy!

    We eat a lot of Split Pea Soup and Chili.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. This is the perfect dish for a cold, winter day.

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    1. I'm thinking the same thing! I love that its full of good stuff and isnt all broth.

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  7. YUMMY!!! I do love a good potato soup when it's cold, but this looks amazing!

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  8. Wow, honey in minestrone? That's definitely a new twist for me, and it does look so hearty!

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  9. OH YUM! This looks great and my hubby and daughter love minestrone soup! I love trying new variations of it! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  10. This looks delicious we love soup. My favorite soup is homemade vegetable soup

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  11. Never thought to add honey to soup. I bet it is a great addition. I haven't had a bowl of homemade minestrone soup in ages. I do love it!

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  12. The soup looks really good. Never would have thought to put honey in soup. When it is cold I like a bowl of hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

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  13. I love having soup in the winter, it's freezing here, it's been snowing most of the week! A little warm love for the tummy! :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  14. it does look like a fine soup

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  15. Now that is my kind of Minestrone Soup. It looks amazing! I am freezing so that would be good right about now.

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  16. Does this ever look hearty and good! Yum, count me in for this one. I need to make this soon! I've been all about soups lately, so this would be perfect! - JEANINE

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  17. I love minestrone. I've never had one with honey in it though, so I need to make this soon.

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  18. I love soup. Any time, anywhere. Minestrone is so delicious I could eat it every day for a month.

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  19. That soup looks really good. I bet it was delicious!

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  20. The garlic sounds delicious in it! I love soups!

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  21. This looks tasty! Just in time for the colder weather!

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  22. That does look good! I love how it's all actual food and no broth.

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    1. Yes! I hate having too much broth in soup. I know that sounds weird, because soup is supposed to be liquid, but I prefer the actual food bits. There is a little that sank to the bottom of the bowl, which was good enough to keep the noodles from drying out.

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  23. I like Minestrone. I never thought to put honey in it, that's a great addition idea! It sure looks good.

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  24. Mmm, this is my favorite kind of soup. Your recipe looks delicious!

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  25. Ooooh - that looks like a good hearty soup for this cold weather! My favorite has got to be loaded potato soup.

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  26. This sounds so tasty! I'm going to share this with my grandma, she likes this too as does my mom.

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  27. I haven't made Minestrone soup before. But I loved eating it when I worked at Olive Garden.

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  28. That soup looks rich and hearty! This is perfect for the winter season!

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  29. The soup looks great. It has been so cold here that a cup of that would be nice about right now.

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  30. Oh this looks fantastic! Perfect for a cold day. Yummy!
    Amanda

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  31. Love soup on a cold day! Guess what's for supper?

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    1. Soup? Did I win? ;) I bet it's extra cold up there in Canada right now. I remember how you guys got hit last year. I bet you had lots and lots of soup then!

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  32. This soup looks amazing. I will have to try this. Thank you again for sharing

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  33. I love herbal chicken soup on cold winter days.. but this looks mighty yummy too!!

    Happy New Year to you and your family dear!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  34. This looks DELICIOUS!! I love these types of comfort food hearty soups :) Yum!

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  35. Oh I love this warm and hearty minestrone soup! It looks so delicious and a recipe that would be great to make right now!

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  36. I haven't had minestrone soup in a while. I need to replace the lima beans with some other bean since I just cannot stomach them. Maybe even hominy would be a good replacement. Sounds hearty.

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  37. I love minnestrone, and I never thought of adding lima beans (my absolute fav!) or marjoram - I must try this!!

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