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Garbanzo Minestrone

Courses: Soup
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 640g / 22ozDried garbanzo beans - soaked in water
1 teaspoon 5mlBaking soda - for 24 hours and
1/4 cup 59mlExtra-virgin olive oil - plus
1 tablespoon 15mlExtra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlFlour
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozPork rind - boiled for 20
  Minutes and cut into thin strips
10 cups 2370mlWater - more or less
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1   Onion - finely chopped
2   Garlic cloves - minced
3   Fresh sage leaves - chopped
1   Branch rosemary - chopped
  Leaves from 2 stalks of celery - hold ribs aside
1   Baking potato - peeled, halved
2   Carrots - peeled, sliced
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozBroccoli rabe - chopped
2   Leeks, white part only - sliced
5   Cabbage leaves - cut chiffonade
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Put beans in a stock pot. Add extra virgin olive oil and flour. Stir mixture and cover. Add pork rind. Cover mixture with water. Cook for 1 1/2 hours over medium-low heat. Skim off impurities if necessary.

Saute onions, garlic, sage, rosemary and celery leaves in 1 tablespoon olive oil over low flame, about 10 minutes. Add them to pot of garbanzo beans after beans have cooked for 1 1/2 hours.

Chop celery stalks and add to pot. Add potato, carrots, broccoli rabe, leeks and cabbage to pot. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Skim to remove impurities if necessary. Add additional water if soup is too thick.

Soup is done when beans are tender and potatoes are no longer solid. Season with salt and pepper. Soup can be served with olive oil, toasted bread and Parmesan cheese if desired.

This recipe yields 10 servings.

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