Minestrone Alla Lombarda

Lombard Minestrone

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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This is the original ‘big soup’ – so stiff it is almost solid cold – containing lots of fresh vegetables, rice and Parmesan cheese to nourish and satisfy.


  • 2 sticks celery, very finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, scraped and very finely chopped
  • 2 courgettes


Prepare and mix the celery, carrots, courgettes and potatoes. Dip the tomatoes in boiling water. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon, discarding the seeds, quickly peel, then chop them.

Put the dripping, parsley and garlic in a 3 litre (