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Thursday, 23 February 2012


Minestrone soup is a light and healthy dish, simple but quite long and laborious to prepare because of cleaning and cutting of the many veges that compose it. Even so, believe me that it will worth it!

1 clove of garlic
1 large onion
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
50 gr cauliflower
1 small courgette
1 medium potato
100 gr frozen peas
50 gr leeks
100 gr beans
40 gr smoked bacon
100 gr small pasta


Step1:- bring a pot of salted water to boil and add the small pasta until al dente. 
-drain and save it for later.
Step2:-start preparing your veges by washing, peeling and dice finely the onion and chop the carrot, celery,and the courgette 
-put them to gently fry in a large pot with olive oil 
-add the cauliflower florets and the sliced bacon on saute all until soft
-after 10 min add also the peas and beans then cover all with cold water and bring to boil
-add some Parmesan rinds for flavor and season with salt
-cover the soup and let simmer until the vegetables are cooked 
Step3:-add your cooked pasta, parsley and chopped basil and complete with a round of olive oil and ground pepper (if you like)

Serve hot and top with grated Parmesan!      

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