We start the minestrone with a soffritto of carrot, celery, onion and garlic which we cook gently till soft and sweet, then add tomatoes and a whole load of shredded silverbeet, cabbage and herbs. We cook this down for hours until it's almost a stew before adding cooked white beans and fresh green parsley. 
Carrots, onion, celery, garlic, silverbeet, Savoy cabbage, parsley, tomatoes, tomato paste, Great Northern beans, thyme, olive oil, sodium bicarbonate, salt, water.
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF:
Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish, Fish, Sesame, Soy, Egg, Lupin.
PLEASE NOTE:
While we make every effort to ensure dishes are free of cross-contamination, our kitchen is not allergen free.
 INDIVIDUALSMALL
ENERGY630.6kj1797.4kj
PROTEIN8.9g25.5g
FAT TOTAL2.4g6.9g
- SATURATED0.38g1.1g
CARBS17g48.7g
- SUGARS7.4g21.1g
SODIUM833.7mg2376.1mg
Individual:
Serves one person
Small:
Serves two adults generously; three for lunch

Serve in wide bowls with some toasted Iggy's sourdough, Pepe Saya butter or a drizzle of good olive oil and a good grating of Parmesan.

INDIVIDUAL: Can be reheated straight from frozen in a microwave.  Heat in bursts of a couple of minutes, stirring in between, till piping hot.  Alternatively, defrost and reheat in a saucepan.  Add a little water if desired.

SMALL: Defrost before reheating in a saucepan or microwave, stirring occasionally, till piping hot - add a little stock or water if you need to, but it's meant to be almost as thick as a stew.

Defrost information:  Defrost overnight in the fridge.  For a quick defrost, place in a sink of warm water and ensure that the defrosted dish then reaches 70C (piping hot) within two hours of beginning the defrosting process.  Once defrosted, reheat as above and consume within 48 hours.