tuscan soup

Let’s start with something really typical here in tuscan…LA ZUPPA…

the soup here is not creamy, not something you would eat with the spoon… it is basically made with stewed vegetables…it’s healthy and delicious but a lot of people is scared by the idea of spending hours in the kitchen to prepare it, so it is becoming something only grandma would do!

DON’T WORRY!… My recipe is simple and fast and my secret is the pressure cooker!

1st step

Put into the pressure cooker 1 yellow onion thinly sliced, 1 chopped carrot , 1 piece of celery chopped, 1 tbsb of extravirgin olive oil

(better if those ingredients are organic)

cook for 10 minutes or until they are soft

2nd step

Now add 1 can of white beans and cook for another 5 minutes.

3rd step

Ok, now you can add the main ingridient which is…cabbage… better the black version but i don’t know the excatly english name for it…anyway that’s the picture..

you must cut it into little peaces…

togheter with the cabbage add 2 zucchini chopped and about 1.5 cups of warm water

salt, pepper, rosmery and sauge

close the pressure cooker and let cook for about 15 minutes.

4th step

in the meantime cut into slices some bread and put them into the oven or a toaster until they become crunchy. Once they ready rub some garlic on them.

Ok, now you can put the bread into to the plate or bowl (depends on where you serve it)

5th step

once the soup is ready ( the water must be evaporeted almost completely)

you can put it on the bread.

Finish with a little of extravirgin olive oil on it and some fresh balck pepper….

here is the result:

the bread will be softened by the wetness of the vegetable…..


– you can prepare it in advance and roast the bread just 5 minutes before serve it

– also you can freeze it

– if you like it try with a little of parmesan cheese on it…very tasty 😉


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