Cold Minestrone



My Mom Lied to us!!

Eat stringbeans and you'll grow intelligent but hey I still consider myself poor in Math. How about some carrots that she claims will make us grow taller, hello I still need to put some inches to be seen by others. Or her famous tomatoes that'll make our cheeks pinkish, that I discovered during teen age years that a blush-on can do the trick.

I don't remember how many casserole of lies she fabricated only to convince us to eat vegetables after all children have always aversion for them. The truth is, if not for those lies I would have never known vegetables: its' tastiness, its' nutrients, its' versatility and how it could be economical.

I am sending a bowl of this Cold Minestrone soup to talented Susan of the Well Seasoned Cook, the creator and the host of My Legume Love Affair # 15.


Cold Minestrone Soup
Ingredients:
250 g of any pasta (macaroni, tortillini)

300 g of white kidney beans

2 zucchini
2 carrots
1 onion
8 pieces of basil leaves
2 cloves of garlic

some olive oil
salt and pepper


Procedure:

Soak the beans in cold water for twelve hours. Clean the zucchini and cut them. Wash and cut the rest of the vegetables in bite size pieces. Crush the garlic and chopped finely the basil leaves. Warm some olive oil in a casserole and sauté briefly all the vegetables except the zucchini and the beans. Then add the beans, the basil leaves and the garlic, pour afterwards about one and a half liter of water. Let it boil, then lower the fire and let it simmer for about an hour. Ten minutes before the final part of the cooking, add the zucchini,the pasta, salt and pepper. Finish cooking, then let it cool, serve with ice.



21 comments:

Adam said...

Ah, you got tricked into beans too, huh? Yeah I didn't inherit the tall gene either. Maybe it was WAX beans, yeah that's it :)

Anyways, lovely soup. With all the rain here lately, it's been almost soup weather... to go with the soupy air :)

Anh said...

Haha you made me laugh ;). I like this dish by the way. Perfect way to use beans, without the lies :P

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Perfect for the hot summer days!

Cheers,

Rosa

Fearless Kitchen said...

A cold minestrone is an interesting idea - great and healthy for hot days!

I never heard the one about carrots making you taller. With my mom it was "Carrots are good for your eyes." I used to slip mine to the dog and my eyes are fine. Or, "Celery will make your hair curly." Right. In our family it would be something to get a food to make your hair straight!

Gloria said...

Dhanggit Love this minestrone, look so tasty!! gloria

maybelle's mom said...

but do you find yourself saying those same lies now? I sure do.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious and I love the green color. Can I have a bowl pls? :)

veron said...

Ha! My parents tried every trick in the book to make me eat my veggies. This minestrone looks awesome!

Lady P said...

oh this looks wonderful! off to a neighbor's garden to pillage and plunder, so this comes in handy for some light summer fare
new follower here
love your blog!

Susan said...

That's a lovely summer soup, Hilda!
I can smell the basil from here.

Thanks for your MLLA recipe!

mikky said...

hahaha... we all got tricked... now it's our turn... :D

Leslie said...

Isnt it funny how much we actually lie to our children!!???

tigerfish said...

I just had minestrone soup for lunch but it was not cold minestrone :P

Gabi said...

This sounds so refreshing for these last hot days of Summer :)

Juliana said...

Yummie...cold minestrone...sounds good for this hot weather :-) The color of the soup looks yummie, very healthy!

pigpigscorner said...

haha..my mum used to tell me all sorts of 'lies' just to get me to eat those horrible veg - still not a big fan though...but I figured my tastes change as the years go by...

noobcook said...

what a comforting bowl of soup :) I never had it chilled b4 but sounds good for our warm weather.

A_and_N said...

Cold Minestrone? That's new!

My mom told us okra is the key to good Math brains. It failed only in my case according to her :|

Juliana said...

Such an elegant dessert, I have to try it! Great presentation...

myfrenchkitchen said...

Dleicious, elicious! I also remeber all the red cheeks, the curly jhair, the good eyes, the growing taller, eing smarter...but as you say, today we love vegetables and so do my children(which I also told the same tales)
Ronell

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