Winter Minestrone

Author: Bridee   Date Posted:8 July 2022 


3 tablespoons Toscana Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1 medium red onion, finely diced

1 large carrot, peeled and diced

2 celery stalks, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

2/3 cup farro (uncooked)

2 teaspoons rosemary, finely chopped

1 teaspoon thyme, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Global Organics Tomato Paste

4 cups Massel Gourmet Plus Vegetable Stock

2 cups water

2 cups packed chopped kale

1 400g can Spiral Organic Cannellini Beans , drained and rinsed

1 large zucchini, diced

Salt and pepper

Crushed Gourmet Organic Herbs Organic Chilli Flakes, to garnish (optional)

Pesto, to garnish (optional)



1. Heat olive oil in a pot of dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and a large pinch of salt and sauté 5 minutes.

2. Add farro, rosemary, thyme, tomato paste, and another generous pinch of salt and cook 2 more minutes.

3. Add vegetable stock and water, bring the mixture up to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Add kale, beans, and another pinch of salt and return to a boil.

5. Reduce heat and simmer another 10 minutes.

6. Add diced zucchini, turn off the heat, and let zucchini cook in the warm broth for 1 minute.

7. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.

8. Serve hot garnished with crushed red chili flakes and pesto, if desired


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