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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carnivores Love This Meatless Dish


Janet Groene’s
Meatless Minestrone
    Beans provide the protein and smoked provolone provides the meaty taste in this hearty  vegetarian soup.

Medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups packaged coleslaw mix (grated cabbage and carrots)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
32-ounce carton of vegetable broth
15-ounce can of diced tomatoes
½ teaspoon mixed Italian herbs  (or more to taste)
1/3 cup broken spaghetti pieces
15-ounce can of kidney beans
4 to 6 slices smoked provolone cheese
Dry red wine (optional)

    In a saucepan, stir-fry onion in hot vegetable oil, gradually stirring in coleslaw mix and garlic. When vegetables are limp add broth, tomatoes and herbs. Bring to a boil, add broken spaghetti, cover and cook over low heat until spaghetti and vegetables are tender. Add kidney beans and heat through. Ladle into soup bowls.  If you like, drizzle on a splash  of dry red wine. Cut provolone in strips and put a tuft atop each bowl of soup. Bring on Italian bread sticks and a fruit salad for dessert.


See more of Janet Groene's RV-ready recipes at http://www.CampAndRVCook.blogspot.com

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