Sunday, November 14, 2010

Olive garden minestrone soup recipe

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup zucchini, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen cut Italian green beans
  • ½ stalk of celery, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, cloves
  • 4 cups of hot, low salt vegetable stock
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 (15 oz each) cans small white bean, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup small shell pasta
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Cook Minestrone Soup:Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over a medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion, celery, garlic, green beans and zucchini in the oil until the onions begin to turn translucent.
  • Add vegetable stock, drained tomatoes, beans, carrots, hot water and spices. Bring it to the boil, reduce heat, cover it and simmer for 10 min.
  • Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook until pasta is ready 5-10 min. Dish up into warm bowls seasoned and peppered to taste.
Also known as:
  • Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
  • Cooking Italian Minestrone Soup

A.) Olive Garden Menu 

  • I created this Olive Garden Menu website to help you get the best and latest information regarding my family’s favorite place to eat. It was important for me to provide my readers with useful tips and advice that will help them save money. Though some people may believe getting their hands on Olive Garden coupons is a difficult thing to do, I am here to tell you it is easier than you think. I understand how valuable they can be when you locate them, and how long it takes searching through individual sites looking for them. For that reason, I decided to put Olive Garden coupon information here when I did find it in hopes that I would be able to cut down on the time you spent scavenging for them.
  • Everything on the Olive Garden menu tastes great, but things have a way of tasting better if you are able to save some of your hard earned cash. First of all, let me tell you that although I find many opportunities to save on the web, you can also find coupons for Olive Garden at other places also. I have had some success getting them in my Sunday paper. At other times, I have been surprised to find offers in the mail. It also doesn’t hurt to ask your server if they have any. You would be surprised what you can get by just asking.
  • Some folks are embarrassed to turn one in with their bill. Everyone has to understand that if companies did not want you to use them; they would not make them available. Establishments like this one understand that they serve a very important purpose. This restaurant knows that it gets customers through their doors that may have not normally come in and taken a look at the Olive Garden menu. Their hope is that these people keep coming back.
  • I want to personally thank you for visiting my site and I sincerely hope I am able to help you. See you at one of the restaurants soon.
 B.) Olive Garden Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 C. Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C. White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Corn Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt – or one clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • sugar (optional)
Olive Garden Salad Mix
  • Place all ingredients in a blender until well mixed. If this is a little to tart for your own personal tastes please add a little extra sugar. You can enjoy your Olive Garden salad dressing for about 10 days if stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Another great use for the Olive Garden salad dressing is you can use it for a marinade for vegetables or even meats that you might like to grill. So you can see the Olive Garden salad dressing, can be used in more than one way.
  • Making Olive Garden Salad Dressing at home is easy to do. You can make other recipes that taste just like they do in a restaurant.
C.) Olive Garden Recipes

  • I really enjoy eating at nice restaurants, like Olive Garden, one of the favorite places to eat. Not because I don't enjoy cooking, but because I enjoy good food. But honestly doesn't eating out get really old and expensive? Wouldn't it be great to have your favorite Olive Garden recipes for you to make at home? Like their Fettuccine Alfredo with bread sticks.
  • Maybe you entertain a lot, or having friends over for a casual dinner, but you are running out of ideas what to make. When cooking for others you want to prepare something that everyone will enjoy and hopefully get you lots of compliments. A sure fire way to impress family and friends is to cook copycat restaurant recipes at home. How would you like to make something like these for dinner for your friends or family?
  • Olive Garden - Breadsticks, Lasagna, Sangria.
  • Applebee's - Baby Back Ribs, Fiesta Lime Chicken.
  • Boston Market - Creamed Spinach, Spicy Rice, Macaroni and Cheese, Meatloaf.
  • Chili's - Boneless Buffalo Wings, Fajitas, Southwestern Chicken Chili.
  • Popeye's - Cajun Rice, Dirty Rice.
  • Red Lobster - Cheddar Biscuits, Clam Chowder, Shrimp Diablo
  • T.G.I.Friday's - Baked Potato Skins.
  • This is only a sample of the scrumptious recipes you will get in the Copycat recipes cookbook, there are many many more.
  • No worries, you don't have to be a chef, or need all kinds of special ingredients. These are simple recipes that you can prepare at home that taste as good as your favorite restaurant dishes. You will be amazed at how easy they are to cook and they don't take alot of time to make.
Here is a sample recipe:
  • Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated
  • 6 egg yolks from fresh jumbo eggs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • HEAT milk and cream in a heavy bottom saucepan until it begins to simmer. Turn off heat. Slowly whip in cheese, then remove from heat.
  • PLACE egg yolks in a separate bowl and slowly whip in a portion of the hot milk and cream mixture. Slowly add egg yolk mixture back into remaining cream mixture. Place back on very low heat and continually stir until simmering. Take sauce off heat so it thickens. (This will increase temperature of egg yolks, known as tempering).
  • SEASON to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve over your favorite pasta.
  • Start enjoying the Olive Garden and other recipes as much as I have.
D.) Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 Cup chopped onion
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 Medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano, minced
  • 1 tsp Basil, minced
  • ½ tsp Rosemary, minced
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cup zucchini, chopped
  • 5 Cups vegetable stock
  • 2 Cups cooked beans
  • 1 Cup dry pasta
  • 2 Cups chopped tomatoes
  • Water, as required
  • Parsley, for garnishing
How to make Vegetarian Minestrone Soup:
  • Sauté onion, bay leaf and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add celery, carrot, basil, oregano and rosemary. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add zucchini, vegetable stock and water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add beans and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender (7-10 minutes).
  • Stir in the tomatoes and serve, topped with Parsley and sprinkled with black pepper.
  • Vegetarian Minestrone Soup is ready.
E.) Carrabba's Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • Try this.. it comes very, very close to the stuff at Carrabba's. :)
  • Minestrone Like Carrabbas
  • start with a basic Mire poix (diced onions, carrots, and celery) and garlic, they are first sweated in unsalted butter and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Then green beans, cabbage, and zucchini are added and softened.
  • Then you add soup stock (vegetable or chicken) bay leaves, salt, pepper, potatoes, diced tomatoes, ham hock, and a chunk of Romano cheese. Allow to cook until potatoes are soft.
  • Remove the cheese rind and ham hock, and add cannellini beans, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans (all canned with their juices), stir in grated Romano and serve.
  • If you are vegetarian you can leave out the ham hock, but it does add a depth of flavour that is yummy. :)

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