|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|2 hours 19 min.||1 hour 11 min.||3 hours 30 min.|
|1||The day before, put 200 g white haricot beans to soak overnight if you are using dried beans. For fresh ones this isn't necessary.|
|2||Shell 200 g peas, or use frozen ones.||10 min.|
|3||Peel, wash and chop 4 spring onions (scallions).||10 min.|
|4||Peel 2 tomatoes and cut into quarters.||20 min.|
|5||Wash 200 g green beans, cut off the ends and cut into pieces.||10 min.|
|6||Prepare 2 courgettes in small pieces.||29 min.|
|7||Peel and wash 2 carrots, 2 turnips and 2 potatoes, cut into small pieces.||40 min.|
|8||Peel and boil 200 g green asparagus in salted water until just tender, but still with some crunch.||20 min.|
|9||Throw away the water that the beans have soaked in and replace with salted water, Boil until they are cooked but still slightly firm.
|10||Pour 6 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan over medium heat. When hot, add the chopped onions, salt, pepper and cook while stirring for 1 minute.
Add the turnips, carrots and potatoes. Stir to mix well.
|11||Add the courgettes, haricot beans, green beans and asparagus. Stir to mix well and cook together for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
This preliminary cooking of the vegetables in oil is important to add flavour to the minestrone.
|12||Moisten with 2 litres water and add 2 chicken stock cubes.
Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and leave to simmer gently until all the vegetables are well cooked.
|13||Then add the tomatoes, check seasoning and leave to cook for a further 10 minutes.||10 min.|
|14||Serve hot on its own, or accompanied by slices of toasted bread spread with pesto, or a little grated Parmesan.|
For 6 people : 10.77 €
Per person : 1.80 €
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