The beauty of this dish is that is can easily be spruced up to fit anyone’s dietary habits, likes, and restrictions.
Hers: bean-free minestrone with brown basmati rice and sweet potato ? topped with parsley
His: bean-free minestrone with gluten O’s and parsley

? No Whey Lady
Ingredients // Pantry items:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 yellow onion – diced
1 garlic clove – minced
2 cups chopped leeks
3 large sprigs of celery – chopped
1/2 a red bell pepper – diced
3 zucchini or summer squash (or both!) – largely diced
2 Roma tomatoes – largely diced
2 cups of green beans – cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup parsley – chopped
Chicken stock or bone broth (or sub veg broth for a plant-based option)
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a soup pot on medium-high heat
Add onion, garlic, leeks, celery, and red pepper to the pot. Stir occasionally until soft (but not brown) – about 10 minutes
Add 3 cups of broth and 3 cups of water along with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, bay leaves, and pepper as you please and bring the pot to a simmer
Then add zucchini, tomatoes, and green beans and let it all cook together for about 10 minutes
Take off heat, add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, taste test for salt and pepper, and serve with fresh parsley // any extra fixings you desire

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