Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Minestra -mixed vegetable soup





Come winter this vegetable soup is a common aroma inside Maltese homes. There are alot of versions, and everyone adds or discards whatever vegetables they like. This is how I make mine:

potatoes,
onion,
zucchini,
carrots,
cabbage,
cauliflower,
turnip,
pumpkin,
barley

Sweat the onion in some olive oil, then add some tomato paste for colour, salt, pepper and finally all the vegetables (cleaned and chopped) and water to cover. Let it boil on a low heat and once all the vegetables are cooked, either serve it as it is or mash it with the potato masher (this is how I serve it cause of the kids). This will certainly warm you up after a cold day. My husband likes to boil maltese sausage and eat it after with some maltese bread and 'gbejniet' (maltese cheese).

6 comments:

Juniper said...

Yes, since moving here I have grown fond of this soup, I do usually add some fresh parsley on top when serving and a squeeze of lemon. The more unique one I think is your widowers soup- it is so unusual for me and so good!

Felice in the Kitchen. said...

i love minestra
check out my version!
http://felicekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/minestra-maltese-version.html

Sanctus Belle said...

How much tomato paste? This sounds delicious.

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This is a good vegetable soup recipe. I have no idea that we can make something delicious and healthy this simple.

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Cialis said...

Vegetable soup is my favorite!