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Minestrone (Vegetable Soup)

This dish comes in many different versions since every Ticinese housewife has her own recipe. Also excellent when heated up.

Ingredients for 8 people

  • 100 gr. of bacon
  • 2-3 pieces of pork rind
  • 2 onions 120 gr. of leeks
  • 100 gr. of beans 100 gr. of string beans
  • 100 gr. of carrots
  • 100 gr. of turnips
  • spinach
  • savoy
  • cabbage
  • zucchini
  • celery
  • herbs (basil, bay leaf, parsley).

In a big pot, sauté the bacon and the pork rind. Add the vegetables, all well cleaned, washed and cut into cubes. Cook for a couple of hours adding cold water or broth. Before removing from the stove flavour with the ground herbs.