"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2004, 04:37 AM   #1
Head Chef
Zereh's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,503

Either way, here's my favorite recipe. This isn't strictly "vegetarian" since it includes the rind from parmesan cheese. It's something you pretty much have to include since that is where the depth of flavor is coming from

2 small leeks (or 1 large), white and light green parts, sliced thin
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 small onions, diced
2 medium celery stalks, diced
1 baking potato, diced
1 med zucchini, diced
3 c fresh spinach leaves, cut into thin strips
28-oz can whole tomatoes packed in juice, drained and chopped
8 c water
1 parmesan cheese rind (approx 5 x 2 inches)
15-oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 basil pesto (or 1 T minced fresh rosemary mixed with 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 1 T extra-virgin olive oil)

Throw everything into a large pan except the beans and pesto and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender but still hold their shape, about an hour or 90 minutes or so.

Add beans and cook until just heated through, about 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Remove and discard cheese rind. Stir in pesto (or rosemary-garlic mixture). Adjust seasonings, adding pepper and more salt if necessary.

Zereh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 2,394
I think it's minestrone.. Looks wonderful! You should post this under PABaker's "two leeks" thread.
Juliev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 10:27 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
buckytom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
i like any recipe that tastes good and starts with "throw everything into a pan and bring to a boil"...
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 10:29 AM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 2,394
oh.. I forgot.. to respond to your comment about vegetarians.. I think it's a vegan that doesn't like milk or cheese... I'm pretty sure, but I could be wrong.
Juliev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 04:12 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
mudbug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
It's "minnestrone" if you are Otter.
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.