Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Soup diet?

It got a little chill before getting a little hot this week and In light of the fact that I love a good soup recipe I went to my book shelf to find one. I recon I did. It's from my favourite cook book called The Practical Encyclopedia of Potato and Rice by Alex Barker, Sally Mansfield and Christine Ingram. In a romantic whim Mick purchased it for me when we were newly weds. (He's a practical lover.)

Minestrone Genoa
1.75 litres/3pints/7 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery sticks, chopped
2 carrots, finely diced
2 large floury potatoes, finely diced
225g/8oz runner beans, sliced diagonally
2 x 400g/14oz cans cannellini beans, drained
60ml/4 tbsp ready made pesto sauce
salt and ground pepper
crusty bread and freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve
  1. Pour the stock into a large saucepan. Add the onion, celery and carrots. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, cabbage, and beans and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Stir in the cannellini beans and add pesto, and bring the mixture to the boil. Season to taste and serve hot with crusty bread and plenty of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
This cost me less than $10 to purchase the fresh ingredients. The rest came from the pantry.
What soups do you like when the weather turns?

1 comment:

  1. I may be a soup convert so I may give this a go when this warm weather inevitably goes away


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