Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Hearty Minestone Soup !
One of my all time favourite things to do in winter time, is to make big pots of hearty, warm, delicious soups !
Yesterday Kev and I made a big pot of minestone soup, and I do mean a big pot, I always make enough to sink a ship, you cannot have enough soup in winter, you can even freeze some if you wish, but lasts a few days in the fridge .This weather I'm happy to have it for 3 days for lunch and dinner.
tomato puree + water.I used two 700ml bottles of tomato puree
haricot beans soaked over night then cooked.I used 1 &1/2 cups dry.
Bunch of Kale leaves, You can use cabbage
salt to taste.
Fry the first 6 vegetables in a little olive oil for a few minutes , then add tomato puree and water to cover vegetables, when about half cooked add herbs and finely cut up kale,cooked haricot beans,salt to taste, simmer until vegetables are tender . serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, maybe a few slices of crusty bread ...yummo
You can also add pasta or rice.