Minestrone Soup Mix


Adapted from THE PERFECT MIX by Diane Phillips
Makes 2 cups

Soup is the perfect comfort food. This gift mix is packaged  in two containers  as the macaroni is packed separately. The ingredients for the soup look very appealing layered in a glass jar.

1/4 cup dried split peas
1/2 cup dried kidney beans
4 crumbled beef bouillon cubes such as Telma brand
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1  1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup elbow macaroni

Combine the bouillon cubes,  dried herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir to blend.  Place mixture into a small  sandwich-size zipped-top plastic bag; seal and label.  Layer the beans in an airtight container and place the spice package on top. Place the macaroni in a separate airtight container.

Another idea for packaging this gift mix is to use an airtight glass container that is large enough to hold all of the ingredients. Place the spices and pasta in separate zipped-top plastic bags,  and place over the layer the beans.

Recipe Card:
Minestrone Soup
Serves 8 to 10

1 package Minestrone Soup Mix
8 cups water
Small amount of olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1  28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup elbow macaroni
1 pound Sweet Italian Kosher sausage, sliced precooked such as Jack's Gourmet Kosher

Remove the packages of spices and macaroni and set aside. Rinse the beans and remove any shriveled pieces. Drain. Place 8 cups of water into a large stockpot and add the bean mixture. Sauté the chopped vegetables in a small amount of oil for 3 to 5 minutes. Add to the soup, along with the diced  tomatoes and spice mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add the elbow macaroni and simmer for an additional 30 minutes or until soft. Add the sliced sausage and simmer until the sausage is heated.

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