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Minestrone

Minestrone
1 hr
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 6 servings
200 grams shelled Broad bean
Salt
Pepper
50 grams Pancetta (sliced bacon)
1 stalk Leek
1 Onion
2 stalks Celery
200 grams Carrots
2 small Zucchini
400 grams Potatoes
250 grams Spinach
200 grams Tomatoes
2 Butter
1 Garlic clove
Parsley (1 tablespoon, freshly chopped)
Basil 91 tablespoon, freshly chopped)
5 Parmesan (freshly grated)
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Preparation steps

1

Blanch broad beans for 2-3 minutes in boiling salted water, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.

2

Cut pancetta into cubes. Cut leek lengthwise, rinse and cut into slices. Peel onion and dice finely. Rinse celery, peel carrots and potatoes. Cut vegetables into 1/2 cm (approximately 1/5 inch) cubes or slices. Rinse and spin dry spinach. Blanch tomatoes in boiling water, rinse in cold water and peel. Halve, remove seeds and chop.

3

Cut zucchini into slices.

4

Heat butter in a saucepan and cook pancetta until crispy. Add onion and leek and saute for 5 minutes. Add celery, carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Add potatoes, beans, zucchini and tomatoes and saute everything for another 5 minutes. Add 2 liters (approximately 8 cups) of water and bring to a boil. Simmer soup, covered, on low heat for about 20 minutes. 

5

 Chop garlic. Sprinkle soup with  garlic, herbs and Parmesan. Serve.