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Delicious meal, usually eaten in winter, but I decided to make it on this hot spring time with the addition of mint to give a little freshness into this heavy but comforting meal. Sweetness of corn, freshness of mint, turn this dish into a hit :)

 

Ingredients:

  •  250 gr potatoes
  •  1 medium carrot
  •  2 sausages
  •  200 gr red canned beans
  •  3 tbsp tomato pulp
  •  150 gr sweet corn (canned)
  •  1 liter water
  •  2 pinches salt
  •  spring of mint
  •  35 gr spaghetti
  •  pest
  •  1 tsp butter
  •  3 slices bread
  •  2 bay leaves

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Peel potatoes and slice them into small pieces. Peel and slice carrot. Put them in the pot, pour 1 litre of water, add sausages and bring it to boil.

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Reduce heat on medium and cook for 45 minutes. After first 20 minutes pierce sausages with a fork so they release the juice.

After 45 minutes add beans, sweet corn, and tomato pulp. Mash potatoes with fork for thicker consistency of minestrone.

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Add salt and pest.

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After 10 minutes of cooking add spaghetti broken into small pieces.  Cook for another 10 minutes and add spring of mint. After 5 minutes turn off the heat, take mint out of the pot and let minestrone rest while you prepare bread.

In a large pan, melt 1 tsp of butter and place slices of bread in. Make sure  they soak melted butter evenly on each side. When they turn brownish it’s done.

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Serve hot minestrone with buttery, crispy bread and enjoy.

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