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  1. 1 1/4 lb Sorted uncooked red kidney

  2. -beans, rinsed 1 oz Sorted uncooked great

  3. -northern beans, rinsed 2 qt Water

  4. 1/2 c Each diced onion and sliced

  5. 6 oz Pared potato, 1/4-inch cubes

  6. 4 sm Plum tomatoes, peeled,

  7. -seeded, diced 3/4 c Each sliced carrots and -zucchini 1/2 c Diagonally sliced green

  8. -beans 2 tb Tomato paste

  9. 2 Bay leaves

  10. 1 d Pepper

  11. 3 oz Uncooked small macaroni

  12. -(ditalini, elbows) PISTOU: 1 c Fresh basil leaves

  13. 1 tb Hot water

  14. 4 ts Olive oil

  15. 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  16. 1 oz Grated Parmesan cheese

  17. 4-quart saucepan combine beans; add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low , add onion and celery, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients for soup except macaroni and simmer until vegetables and beans are tender, about 45 to 60 minutes. Add macaroni, stir, and cook for about 5 minutes. PISTOU: While macaroni is cooking, combine all ingredients for pistou except cheese in blender container. Process until smooth, scraping down sides of container as necessary. Transfer to small bowl and stir in cheese. TO SERVE: Remove and discard bay leaves from soup. Spoon pistou evenly into 8 soup bowls, then ladle soup evenly over pistou. Serve immediately. Makes

  18. 8 servings of 1 cup each.


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