Good Eggs Meal Kits

Summer Minestrone with Basil Butter

3 servings
Summer Minestrone with Basil Butter

Product Details

Active time: 15 min, Total time: 15 min, 3 servings

This rustic soup lightens up for summer with brothy beans, toothsome barley, sweet squash, and earthy greens. Fry a few slices of bread in olive oil for delicious dunking.

Contains: milk, wheat.

Note: The broth may arrive frozen for freshness. Store it in the refrigerator to defrost before cooking. If still partially frozen, you can add it to the pot to melt, but you may need to increase the cook time.

What You Get


Cooked barley

Vegetable broth (see note below)





Basil butter

What You'll Need

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Olive oil

Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Step 1

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the beans, along with their liquid, barley, and broth. Bring to a simmer, and cook to let the flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Step 2

Meanwhile, slice the zucchini into bite-size pieces. Remove the stems from the chard and chop the leaves. Cut the lemon into wedges for serving. Thickly slice 6 pieces of baguette.

Step 3

Add the zucchini and chard leaves to the simmering pot, and cook until tender, 5 minutes longer. Season with salt to taste.

Step 4

In a sauté pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the baguette and toast until golden, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season lightly with salt.

Step 5

Ladle the minestrone into bowls, add a squeeze of lemon, and swirl a pat of the basil butter into each bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if using. Grind with pepper and serve warm, with the baguette for dipping.

Available for Delivery

About The Producer

Good Eggs Meal Kits
Oakland, CA
The Good Eggs team is here to bring you simple, delicious, and absurdly fresh eats—now made a little easier with Good Eggs meal kits.Read more