Thursday, 30 August 2012

Summer vegetable minestrone recipe

Summer vegetable minestrone 
Here is my recipe for summer vegetable minestrone.
I must admit it was quite chilly as we took a stroll to feed the in laws fish after dinner tonight. (definitely a touch of autumn in the air) Which is why I'm thankful that we had just eaten a wonderful meal of all that is good and bountiful in the garden.

To make the summer vegetable minestrone you will need: (feeds 4)
1 onion,
2 sticks of celery,
1 Carrot,
1tbsp of olive oil,
1tsp dried sage, 3 leaves of fresh sage,
100g broad beans
50g peas
1 1/2 pints of stock
1 tin of tomatoes
100g small shaped pasta.

Dice the onion, celery and carrot.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the veg for 5 minutes, season well.
Add the dried sage, pour in the stock, bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes and the pasta and continue to simmer for a further 8 minutes.
Add the peas and broad beans and cook for a further 2 minutes. 
Finally add the chopped fresh sage. 



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