Microwave Minestrone Recipe

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  • 1 Cup  sliced carrots
  • 1 Cup  sliced celery
  • 1 Cup  zucchini
  • 1/2 Cup  diced sweet yellow pepper
  • small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon  California Olive Ranch® Olive Oil
  • 15 Ounces  cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 1/2 Ounces  beef broth
  • 1 Cup  medium pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  pepper

This healthy soup is made with a variety of vegetables and some pasta. It's a great appetizer or perfect to eat during the cold weather. 

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In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine the carrots, celery, zucchini, yellow pepper, and onion.

Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.

Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook on high for 9-11 minutes.

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