Farmhouse stew with vegetables

Do not know what to make for lunch? Try this easy but taste meal!

For serves for 6 you will need:

  • 1 and half cups (250g) dried white beans
  • 2 waxy potatos
  • 2 carrots
  • 9 oz (250g) green beans
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 small zucchini
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup (160 ml) olive oil
  • 6 oz (150 g) thin noodles
  • 1 bunch basil
  • salt an paper
  • 1 cup (100 g.) grated Gruyere

Standing time: approx. 1 hour

Cooking time: approx. 90 min.


Put the dried white beans in a saucepan. Cover with water, bring to boil, turn off the heat, and soak for 1 hour. Then simmer over medium heat for about 1 and a half hours.

Then peel and slice the potatoes and carrots. Trim and wash the green beans. Peel, seed and roughly chop the tomatoes. Wash and dice the zucchini. Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic.

Heat 4 tablespoons of the oil in a saucepan, and saute the onions and garlic until transparent. Add the tomatoes, pour over the cooking water from the beans and another 3 pints 1.5 liters of water and bring to boil. Add the potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Season with salt and pepper and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Add the zucchini, white beans, and noodles and cook for further 15 minutes.

Wash the basil and shake dry, pull off the leaves and put in a blender with the cheese, garlic and 3 tablespoons of stock. Gradually add the remaining olive oil or enough to blend into a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper and serve in warmed soup bowls. Pour the basil sauce into a sauceboat and serve with soup.

Farmhouse stew with vegetables

Farmhouse stew with vegetables


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