If you stopped by HHL earlier this week, you know that winter has finally arrived in our area. So what better way to welcome the snow and cold than with a pot of Italian Farmer's Soup. This soup is super easy to make.
You'll need 500g of assorted dry legumes.
We use Bartlolini Farmer's Soup pre-packaged legumes, but you can use any combination you have on hand.
Place the legumes in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for at least 12 hours.
After 12 hours or so drain water.
Fill a large stock pot with water and add the legumes, salt water. Bring to boil and simmer for 35 minutes.
While the legumes are cooking it's time to prep the veggies.
Celery - we use 2 stixs
Fresh Garlic - 2 cloves
Small Onion - 1 small
Baby Carrots - about two hand fulls
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Tomatoes -
Salt - we use sea salt
Dice the celery, garlic, onion and carrots. Place couple tablespoons of EVOO in a skillet and gently saute the veggies. Add salt, pepper to taste -
Once the veggies are cooked (carrots may still be a little hard), with a perforated ladle, carefully scoop out the legumes and add to skillet - leaving the water in stock pot. Mix the legumes with the veggies and let stand to blend flavours.
While the veggies and legumes are doing their thing, chop tomatoes - add to water in stock pot. Stir. Then add the legumes and veggie mixture to stock pot. Bring to boil and simmer an additional 20-25 minutes.
Voila! Yummy Italian Farmer's Soup with crusty bread - perfect for a cold winter's day!
The great thing about making soup - is that there is always lots for the next day and even a little extra to take to a friend too!
What is your go to soup when the weather hits colder than cold outside?
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