Maltese Minestra

Maltese Minestra Recipe

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Every country has it's own version of vegetable soup. Feel free to substitute other root vegetables as you wish.


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30 Min
2 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 oz
    fava beans
  • 2 large
  • 3 large
  • 1 c
    celery (some leaves if you wish)
  • 3 large
  • 1-2
  • 1/2 small
    cauliflower or cabbage (or some of both)
  • 14 oz
    pumpkin or butternut squash
  • ·
    water to cover vegetables or can use vegetable broth - will need enough for the addition of the pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato puree
  • 4 oz
    thick pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Maltese Minestra


  1. Wash the beans and let them soak in water for a few hours.
  2. Chop all the vegetables roughly - rustic style. Place vegetables in a large pot, cover with water or broth and bring to a boil. Add the tomato puree along with salt and pepper.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the cauliflower or cabbage (or a little of both).
  4. Once vegetables are cooked through, add the pasta and simmer another 10-12 mnutes. Once done, add a tbsp. of olive oil and stir it in. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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About Maltese Minestra

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Healthy

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