with Zucchini and Parmesan
This wholesome and filling soup will remind you of Sunday lunch at Nonna's!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Barley, Wheat)
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Tomato Sauce Base
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Zesty Garlic Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Add 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a medium pot (NOTE: Use same for 4 ppl.) Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, cut zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces.
Add orzo to the boiling water.Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8-10 min.Drain and return to the same pot, off heat.Add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then stir until butter is melted and orzo is coated.
Meanwhile, heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer zucchini to a plate. Set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then turkey and mirepoix. Cook, breaking up turkey with a spoon, until no pink remains, 5-7 min.**
Add tomato sauce base and 2 tsp (4 tsp) Zesty Garlic Blend. Stir to combine.Add broth concentrates, 2 1/2 cups (4 cups) water and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt. Bring to a boil over high.Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until mirepoix is tender, 5 min.Add spinach, orzo and zucchini, then stir, until spinach wilts, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (TIP: If you prefer a brothier soup, add more water, 1/4 cup at a time.)
Meanwhile, halve ciabatta.Combine 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil and remaining Zesty Garlic Blend in a small bowl.Brush oil mixture onto cut sides of ciabatta.Arrange on an unlined baking sheet, cut-side up. (TIP: Sprinkle half the Parmesan over top, if you want cheesy toasts!)Toast ciabatta in the middle of the oven until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on buns so they don't burn!)
Divide minestrone between bowls. Sprinkle Parmesan over top.Serve ciabatta toasts alongside for dipping.