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    My Genoan Minestrone

    A hearty tasty Italian soup that is wonderful hot or cold. Lasts for several days

    My recipe is:

    • Plenty of fruit or veg
    • Plenty of fruit or veg

    Why should your recipe win?
    I think its one of the most healthy and easy to create dishes. It tastes delicious and combines vegetable tastes in a wonder way. It is also very cheap and lasts up to 4 days(actually improves by the day)

    • Total time: 30 minutes prep + 2,5 hours cooking

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    • For the soup
      500 gr curly kale, woody stems disposed
      300 gr courgettes in cubes
      200 gr green beans, each in three pieces
      240 gr tinned borlotti beans
      1 carrot in cubes
      2 celery stems finely chopped
      1 large onion finely chopped
      1/2 cup light olive oil
      2 pints of chicken stock
      salt and pepper
      2 cups De Cieco stellete pasta

      For the fresh pesto
      50 gr fresh basil
      20 gr pine kernels
      4 garlic cloves
      1 cup parmesan cheese
      1/4 cup extra vergin olive oil

    Method

    1. Drizzle deep pan with light olive oil. Sweat onion for 2 min, add carrot & celery for 3 min. Add kale leaves. Simmer with lid on for 8-10 min.Add green beans, stir for 2 min. Add chicken stock, bring to boil and reduce heat to minimum. Season, cook for 2 hrs. Toast pine kernels and blitz with basil,garlic, half of parmesan and oil for pesto.Add pasta and borlotti to soup.When cooked take off heat and add pesto and rest parmesan. Stir.

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