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Michela's Healthy Minestrone Recipe, Illustrated

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The Simmering Soup
Michela's Minestrone: Simmering

Michela's Minestrone: Simmering

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Since the lentils are decorticated, they will cook quickly, in 15-20 minutes. At this point check seasoning, and add salt and pepper to taste. Note the herb bag floating in the soup.

The other thing you should do now is heat a small pot of water for the pasta to add to the soup, salting it when it comes to a boil.

Figure a handful of a short tubular shape such as ditali per person.

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