Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean Soup)
VEGETARIAN
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people

<em>Pasta e Fagioli</em> (Pasta & Bean Soup) Serving of Fresh Pea Potage drizzled with EVOO – Buon Appetito!

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  • 1 cup dried Lima beans
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 handful cauliflower leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbs. fresh dill, minced
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 quart (1 liter) vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbs. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese rind, coarsely chopped
  • ½ pound (227 g.) pasta of choice
  • Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
  1. Wash thoroughly and cook beans in you favorite way.
  2. In the meantime, sauté onion with EVOO in a large frying pan on low heat for about 5 minutes, until translucent, being careful not to let it brown.
  3. Add carrot, celery, cauliflower leaves and fennel seeds, then cook for 25 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. Add vegetables, dill, oregano and Parmigiano Reggiano rind to cooked bean in their broth.
  5. Stir thoroughly, bring heat to high to bring the broth to a boil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add pasta and cook according to package instructions.

<em>Pasta e Fagioli</em> (Pasta & Bean Soup): Sauté vegetable    <em>Pasta e Fagioli</em> (Pasta & Bean Soup): Fresh dill and Parmigiano Reggiano rind
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  • For broth I strongly suggest using stock saved from your steamed or boiled vegetables. You know that it is free of preservatives, it is fresh, and in addition it contributes to using one's resources at best.).
  • You may use canned beans instead of dried beans cooked at the moment. In this case, please add 1 quart vegetable stock to the product list. Warm up the broth, and add beans before adding the vegetables.
  • In Italy, the preferred pasta for this dish is called maltagliati (badly sliced), which traditionally consists of oddly cut scraps of pasta left over when making other types of pasta, such as tagliatelle, tortellini, or maccheroni al pettine at home. Lacking maltagliati, the best choice may be bow tie pasta.
  • Drizzle individual serving bowls with EVOO and /or grated Parmigiano Reggiano to taste.
  • You may experiment with different vegetables. The cauliflower leaves used in this case, for instance, were left over from the preparation of the Cauliflower and Green Tomato Stir Fry, but they are not mandatory at all.
  • Barbera D'Asti, Sagrantino, Chianti, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Merlot.
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