Alfabeto: Alphabet Soup

Minestra di Alfabeto

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


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By Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy

Published 2010

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Using an A to Z of vegetables (only two — asparagus and zucchini), this broth is tasty enough for grown-ups willing to forgive the gimmick.


  • 80 g alfabeto
  • 1 small bunch asparagus
  • 1 courgette, diced


Trim the tough parts of the stem from the asparagus and cut the tender remainder into 1cm lengths, leaving the tips intact.

Heat the broth or stock until boiling, check for seasoning and add the pasta. About a minute before it is done, add the vegetables. Serve with the basil stirred in and the oil drizzled over.