Gluten-Free Mixes and Italian Family Recipes

Minestrone Primavera


March 6, 2015

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • 20 mins

    40 mins

    1 hrs

  • Yields: 4 to 6


1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 onion, peeled and chopped fine, about 1/2 cup

1/2 carrot, peeled and diced

1 celery rib, rinsed and diced

1 medium zucchini, rinsed and diced

2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

1/4 pound fresh green beans

2 large Swiss chard leaves, rinsed and chopped fine

1 pound peas

1 15-ounce can white beans, drained

1 teaspoon sea salt

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Sauté for 5 to 8 minutes. Add zucchini, potatoes, green beans and Swiss chard.

Add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas and canned beans, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes. Taste and adjust for salt. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

HELPING HANDS: Kids can help peel the vegetables.