Colavita Soup, Minestrone

Ready-to-serve. There are countless recipes for minestrone soup. Different regional recipes, different ingredients, and, most important, different family recipes. The Colavita family has our own special recipe that we want to share with you. The ingredients are simple but as we always say, it's all in the preparation. Select the finest beans and soak overnight. Saute market-fresh vegetables in extra virgin olive oil. Enhance with tomato paste and homemade chicken stock. Simmer for hours. Add more fresh vegetables, herbs, and the beans. Finish with pasta, cooked to al dente perfection. Garnish with parmigiano-reggiano and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. To enjoy the Colavita family's traditional Minestrone soup in a fraction of the time, open this carton, heat, and garnish to taste. Buon appetito! At Colavita what we do is much more than business, it is a way of life. My family has lived in a small region of Italy called Molise for generations. Le Zuppe (soup) has always been at the heart of our family table. We're proud to share our favorite secret family recipe with you. - Giovanni Colavita.