Minestrone/vegetable soup, is a typical dish of the Italian family tradition and when it starts to get colder it is always appreciated. Nowadays it has also reached a greater consideration because it is very healthy.Anyway,every family has one or two traditional recipes followed for generations.This is the easy recipe in our family.
1 tsp. Fine salt 1 bouillon(possibly homemade) 2 brown onions
2 tomatoes 1 potato 1 zucchini/courgette
2 celery stalks 2 carrot 3 leaves swiss chard
Bunch of arsley 1 small leek ¼ savoy cabbage
To prepare the vegetable minestrone, start by washing and drying the vegetables
Then cut all the vegetables into slices of equal thickness and – if you prefer – into cubes of about 1 cm per side.
Heat a little oil in the pot, then add all the vegetables and mix them in the oil for 2 minutes.
Cover completely with water, add salt and start cooking. Continue to simmer until the water has reduced. It will take about 1 and a half hours.
You can serve it as a soup with hot bread croutons perhaps or with the addition of rice or, with small pasta,
and with a nice spoonful of grated parmigiano.
Can you smell this comfort food ?