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Easy Recipes: Genoese Vegetable Soup

Updated on August 11, 2011

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Easy Recipes

The following ingredients for making Genoese Vegetable Soup serve 8 people. If your hoping to cook for more people, you need to add more ingredients for it to be sufficient enough for everyone. Nevertheless, the ingredients for serving 8 people include:

· 200g\7 oz spinach leaves

· 225g\8 oz plum tomatoes

· 2 sliced onions

· 2 diced carrots

· 2 sliced celery stalks

· 2 diced potatoes

· 115g\4 oz frozen peas

· 115g\4 oz green beans cut into 1 inch\2.5cm lengths

· 2 diced courgettes

· 3 sliced garlic cloves

· 4 tbsp of olive oil

· 2 litres\48 fl oz vegetable or chicken stock

· Salt and pepper

· 140g\5 oz dried soup pasta

· Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve

Pesto Sauce:

· 2 garlic cloves

· 25g\1 oz pine nuts

· 115g\2 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese

· 125ml\4 fl oz olive oil

How to Make Genoese Vegetable Soup

1) Remove any coarse stalks from the spinach and shred. Peel the tomatoes by cutting a cross in the bottom of each tomato and placing it in a heatproof bowl. Cover the boiling water and let it stand for 35-45 seconds. Drain and plunge the tomatoes into cold water and peel. Deseed and dice the tomatoes into a large saucepan together with all the onions, celery, potatoes, carrots, courgettes, garlic, beans and peas. Pour the olive oil and the chicken stock into the boil over low or medium-low heat. Simmer gently for 1 and a half hours.

2) Meanwhile, make the pesto by putting the collection of garlic, pine nuts, basil and some salt into a mortar and pound it to a paste with a pestle. Transport the mixture into a bowl and work the Parmesan cheese using a wooden spoon, followed by the olive oil to become a thick, creamy sauce. Cover the sauce with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for later use.

3) Season the soup and add the pasta. Cook for a further 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender but still firm enough to eat. Afterwards, add half of the pesto and remove the pan from the heat for 4 minutes for it to cool down. Add extra salt, pepper and pesto per your choice and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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