Tuscan soup

Tuscan soup. HI to all my fellow home chefs here on the East coast of Africa and all over this beautiful  world we live in. Today,I'm going  to share with you my recipe for Tuscan soup. This soup is packed with delicious veggie and beans and is ideal for those chilly days and night, guaranteed to warm the cockles of you heart, what's more it is easy on the budget string,s. 

Ingredients for Tuscan soup

Okey Dokey  we need the following goodie for your Tuscan soup:

  • 1 large onion diced.
  • 1 can cannellini beans drained.
  • 1 small zucchini diced.
  • 1 med carrot cut and diced(½ cup)).
  •  1 can diced tomato.
  • 2 stalks celery cut and diced.
  • 2 cups chopped spinach.
  • 1clove fresh garlic minced.
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • 1 Litre (32 ounces)chicken broth.
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme((1tsp dried).
  • 2 tsp.fresh sage( chopped( ½ tsp. dried).
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper.
  • Tabaco sauce(optional)
  •  A third of a cup grated parmesan cheese (can use any cheese of you choice)

Method

Great now we got all the ingredients together, wait for it ----Its time to
                                       Start "A" cooking

  • Mash half the beans in a bowl and set aside with the other half.
  • Place your soup pot on the hob and pour in the oil turn heat to med.
  • Add onion, carrots ,zucchini, sage, garlic, celery, thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook on med heat stirring until veggies are nice and tender..
  • Add your chicken broth.
  • 1 x can of chopped tomato.
  • Bring to a boil ,add you mashed and rest of your beans.
  • Cook for about for +-2minutes continue stirring.
  • Lower heat to med ,add the chopped spinach leaves.
  • Cook a further 3 minutes or until spinach leaves are wilted.

                                              Viola!

 You have just finished cooking a heart warming soup that will light up the cockle's of your heart and make the taste buds in your mouth explode with flavour on any cold winters day/night.


Plating

This is the fun part ,you can serve this soup:

  • Sprinkle with with Parmesan, or any cheese to your liking
  • Serve with fresh seeded French roll
  • Fresh bread.
  • Fresh rolls  with a  lettuce salad.
  • Few drops of Tabaco sauce to give it that extra warmth.
  • I'll leave it up to you.

    If you enjoyed this soup please share it with your friends
    PS check out some more  heart warming soup soups on this web  site.




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