There is no better way to kick off your A/W 2018 than to cook a pot of delicious Ribollita, Italian Bread Soup. What is Ribollita? ‘Ribollita’ is a delicious, wholesome, Italian soup, quite similar to minestrone. So think red and rich and tastey. That is what I think about when I think of minestrone soup. So if Ribollita tastes anything like minestrone soup, I know its going to be good!
Ribollita, Italian Bread Soup – Ingredients: (serves 4-6)
60ml Olive oil
1 large/2 small Onions (chopped)
2 Carrots (halved length ways and sliced)
4 sticks Celery (sliced)
1 Bay Leaf
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp Fresh Thyme
2 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
1 tsp dried Oreganum
400g Chopped Tinned Tomatoes
1.5 litres Vegetable/Chicken Stock
400g Tinned Cannellini Beans
4 Slices Sasko Plus Ancient Grain Brown Bread (cubed)
Fresh Basil (chopped)
Parmesan (finely grated)
Pour the 60ml Olive oil into a medium-large sized pot on medium heat.
Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery and a dash of salt and pepper and fry until the onions and celery have softened (approximately 10 minutes.)
Add the garlic and fry for a further minute then add the tinned tomatoes, stock, Oreganum, Bay leaf and thyme, bring to a gentle boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180*C and place the cubed Sasko Bread onto a baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
Drain and Rinse the Cannellini beans and add along with the crisped bread to the soup, cover and simmer for a further 10 minutes before serving with the fresh basil and parmesan.
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This delicious recipe, Ribollita, Italian Bread Soup, was brought you in collaboration with Sasko.
SASKO bread & flour can be found in millions of South African homes each day – tickling taste buds and filling stomachs since the first loaf was baked and bag of flour milled as far back as the 1930s. SASKO uses only the finest ingredients, milled, mixed and baked to tasty perfection. Because SASKO has been around for more than 80 years, it understands the importance of giving South Africans the sustenance they need without compromising on taste. Combined with a national network of world-class Bakeries & Mills all across South Africa, we ensure that you can enjoy locally made, superior quality goods every day.
PS, why not try some of the other Meatless Mondays recipes?
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