Monday, June 22, 2009

Minestra (Maltese Version)

This is a great way of using up veggies!


2 carrots
2 courgettes
2 cloves garlic
1 large onion
4 medium potatoes
1 turnip or 1 kohl rabi
2 celery stalks
4 medium savoy cabbage leaves
250g butternut squash or pumpkin
100gms fresh peas
1 spoonful of olive oil
salt and pepper
(you can also add lentils and fava beans)
1tbs tomato puree (optional)
Vegetable broth

Heat the oil and fry the onions and garlic lightly.
Add the chopped up veggies and saute for a few minutes
Add the vegetable broth,(the more you add the less thick the minestra will be - generally it is served rather thinck but thats up to you!)
bring to the boil and then simmer until vegetables are tender.

Serve with a good topping of grated parmigian or romano cheese.

This dish can also be pureed for those who dont like chunks of veggies and prefer a smoother soup.


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