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Minestrone Alla Genovese (With Pesto)

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“From A Taste of Italy (1996) by The American Cooking Guild: "Minestrone is a soup specialty of central and northern Italy. The soup might be ladled over slices of grilled country-style bread. The roots of this practice may stem from medieval times when castle servants made soup from wild herbs and recycled trenchers, which were large pieces of bread used as serving plates."”
1hr 30mins

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  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil.
  2. Saute onion and garlic 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add cabbage, celery, and carrots. Saute 5 minutes.
  4. Add broth, water, tomato paste, and herbs. Partially cover pan and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini, beans, and salami; cook 15 minutes.
  6. Add pasta; cook until al dente.
  7. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in pesto sauce just before serving.
  9. Serve in large bowls with grated cheese.

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