The recipe Minestrone could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in approximately 45 minutes. This recipe serves 4. This main course has 1014 calories, 51g of protein, and 18g of fat per serving. If you have parmesan, beans, beef broth, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the water you could follow this main course with the Watermelon-Peach Slushies as a dessert.
Warm the oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat.
Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
Add the broth, water, potatoes, beans, cabbage, pasta, thyme, and salt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, beans, and broccoli and cook 5 to 10 minutes more or until all the vegetables are tender.
Recommended wine: Chianti, Trebbiano, Verdicchio
Italian works really well with Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva ( half-bottle). It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 14 dollars.
Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva ( half-bottle)Crisp, ripe, red berry and cherry aromas are shaped by vibrant, fresh acidity. In the mouth, flavors show classic Sangiovese notes of earth, mushrooms and leather, with a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins. Pairs well with meats and meat pasta sauces, poultry and hard cheeses.