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Vegetable Soup with Pesto

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Vegetable Soup with Pesto
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
For the pesto
2 bunches Basil
1 garlic
2 tablespoons toasted Pine nuts
coarse salt
1 ounce pecorino romano (grated)
1 ounce Parmesan (grated)
6 tablespoons olive oil
For the soup
2 carrots
½ head Cauliflower
8 ounces green Asparagus
10 ounces Romanesco broccoli
1 bunch scallions
4 cloves garlic
3 round zucchini
10 ounces thick Beans
Borage Leaf (alternatively 1 small braised cucumber)
10 Cherry tomatoes
1 piece Parmesan rind
salt
freshly ground peppers
olive oil
10 ounces Lasagne noodle

Preparation steps

1.

For the pesto, rinse the basil and shake dry. Crush, along with the garlic, 1 ounce pine nuts and a pinch of salt, in a food processor. Gradually add the grated cheese and process to a smooth paste. Finally, add the olive oil slowly and stir until a creamy mixture develops. Stir in the remaining pine nuts.

2.

For the soup, rinse, trim and chop all vegetables and herbs (cut only the green section of the scallions, rinse the tomatoes and leave whole and cut the zucchini into narrow columns).

3.

Fry the garlic and onions in a large pan in some olive oil. Add the beans, cauliflower and romanesco. Fill with 1.5 liters of water (approximately 6 1/4 cups) and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the borage and carrots. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Next, add the zucchini and cook for another 3 minutes. Pour in 5 tablespoons of olive oil, add the cheese rind and then add the tomatoes and remaining vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and boil one last time.

4.

Cook the lasagna noodles until al dente in salted water. Lift out with a skimmer, place on kitchen towels, cut 3 times widthwise, and then add to the soup.

5.

Serve the hot vegetable soup with the fresh basil pesto.