Minestrone

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
200 grams shelled Broad bean
salt
peppers
50 grams Pancetta (sliced bacon)
1 stalk Leeks
1 onion
2 stalks Celery
200 grams carrots
2 small zucchini
400 grams potatoes
250 grams Spinach
200 grams tomatoes
2 butter
1 garlic
parsley (1 tablespoon, freshly chopped)
Basil 91 tablespoon, freshly chopped)
5 Parmesan (freshly grated)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
saltLeekonionCelerycarrotzucchini

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.