First course

Minestrone Vegetable Soup


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Minestrone Vegetable Soup
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Learn how to make the authentic Italian minestrone recipe, a nice and warm vegetarian soup served with a spoon of pesto

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  • Recipe category First course
  • Recipe yield 4
  • Recipe cuisine Italian

Wash, peel and dice all the vegetables and place them into a large pot with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt.

To make the dish more digestible, begin sautéing the vegetables in a cool pot.

Once slightly softened, add enough water to cover the veg and leave to simmer.

It’s important to cut all the vegetables to the same size to ensure uniform cooking.

After 40 minutes, turn off the heat.

The vegetables should maintain their original consistency and should not be mushy.

Leave the dish to cool, once cooled serve into soup bowls.

Add a spoonful of pesto, some Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.

According to the Genoese tradition, this dish is excellent when served at room temperature or even cold, sprinkled with Parmigiano cheese.

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