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Minestrone with vegetables, beans and pesto

January 27, 2017
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Minestrone with vegetables, beans and pesto

Minestrone is a soup of Italian origin prepared with vegetables, rich in vitamins and mineral salts important for the health of the body. The beans give a high intake of proteins and the pesto, made with basil and garlic, makes this dish a special recipe with the taste that recalls the soups of the grandma.

Ingredients for 4 persons

200 gr of short pasta or rice, wholegrain

100 gr of dried beans

1 onion

1 shallot

1 carrot

1 celery

1 leek

2 potatoes

1 small white turnip

1 zucchini

1 ripe tomato

3 leaves of savoy cabbage

Some leaves of basil

½ clove of garlic

Extra virgin olive oil



Soak the beans for a whole night. Cut into slices the onion, the shallot and half a leek, cut into pieces the carrot, the celery, the zucchini, the peeled potatoes, peeled turnip, the tomato and the savoy cabbage. Pour in a pot two liters of water, oil, the beans and all the vegetables and cook for at least one hour. Crush the biggest pieces of vegetables with a spoon, add salt. Add now pasta or rice and cook in accordance with the timing reported on the pack. place the basil leaves and garlic into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a several times, add the pesto to the soup and mix well.

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