Pumpkin Minestra

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Minestra with a twist. My auntie used to do this as she grew pumpkins and had to use them up

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  • add   2 small vegetable marrows
  • add   2 swede
  • add   2 tomatoes
  • add   2 lbs French beans
  • add   6 ounces cheese
  • add   1 cup oil
  • add   parsley
  • add   saffron
  • add   2 potatoes
  • add   sweet basil (plenty)
  • add   1/4 lb haricot beans
  • add   4 garlic cloves
  • add   1 lb pumpkin


  1. chop all vegetables and boil together.
  2. when the water begins to boil add the oil.
  3. pound the garlic, parsley, basil a little of the cooked vegetables, cheese and saffron.
  4. add to the half cooked vegetables and cook until vegetables are tender, making sure not to over cook or burn.
  5. when ready serve with spaghetti and grated cheese.