Minestrone Soup with Barley & Pesto

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:





1/2

cup
dried beans





2

tablespoons

extra virgin olive oil






1

onion
,
chopped





2

carrots
,
chopped





2

ribs

of

celery
,
chopped





2

cloves

of

garlic
, minced





2

quarts

of

vegetable stock

or
Ultrabroth (
or

chicken stock
if you are not


a

vegetarian)






3
-

4


sprigs

of
fresh
parsley

and

thyme
bundled together with twine





1

bay
leaf





1
(

2
-

inch
square)
of
kombu





1/4

cup

barley






1/4

pound

green beans
, cut into

1
-

inch
lengths (

about



two

good

handfuls
)





1

pound

of

tomatoes

(

about


2
), peeled, seeded
and

chopped





2

teaspoons

salt



Freshly



ground
black pepper



Homemade


pesto