Minestrone

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time1 1⁄2 hours

Description

Winter warmer using seasonal roots and greens

Ingredients

1 onion (Chopped)
2 carrots (Peeled and chopped)
1 leek (Washed and sliced)
2 sticks of celery (Washed and sliced)
1clvgarlic (Finely chopped)
1cnchopped tomatoes
1 Celeriac (Peeled and cubed, i if large use half)
1cnBarlotti beans (Canellini or haricot can also be used)
150gspinach (Washed and chopped)
1tdried oregano
1bnbasil (Chopped)
1 1⁄4lVeg stock
100gAngel hair pasta

Instructions

1. Heat some olive oil in a large pot.
2. Add the onion, carrot, leek, celery and garlic, toss in the oil, turn the heat down low and cook, uncovered for 30 mins.
3. Stir from time to time to prevent catching.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir and cook for another 15 mins.
5. Add the celeriac, stir and cook for 5 mins.
6. Add the borlotti. Beans and the stock.
7. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer till celeriac is tender.
8. Add oregano and chopped greens, stir.
9. Break up the angel hair and add.
10. Simmer till pasta is cooked, check seasoning, stir in the basil and serve.

Notes

You can use turnip or parsnip instead of or along with the celeriac.
Stir fry bag or any other greens can be used instead of the spinach.
Add croutons or sprinkle Parmesan on top.