I just love spring
and I just love soup
alas, most of my favorite soups are those hearty, meaty ones we eat in winter.
This week I was craving a light spring soup
so I went to my Pinterest!
I searched for easy, spring, soup
bunches of options but I found THIS ONE
|The beginning of this glorious creation|
Basically, it calls for
- 2 oz pancetta (I used bacon!)
- 2 sm onions (I used 1lrg purple onion)
- 8 c water
- 1 lrg carrot
- 1 lrg potato diced
- 1 can white beans drained
- 1 c fresh green beans
- 1 sm zucchini diced
- 1/2 c elbow pasta
Now this recipe asks that you make your own pesto
I know how to make pesto and don’t really find that homemade is much better than store bought – so I opted for that option
If you want to make your own all you have to do is combine 1/2 c basil, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tbsp pine nuts, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 oz parm cheese, 2 cloves minced garlic
Once you have all those ingredients together you just throw it into your processor or whatever mixing contraption you use and call it a day
So another spin on this recipe that I’ve done is it asks that you cook this whole soup on the stove and actually fry up the pancetta etc.
I just tossed everything in my slow cooker and let it sit there all day. (bacon was raw so I let it cook ALL DAY) and plan on adding the pesto as I serve the soup.
Obviously, I haven’t actually eaten the soup yet!
|All done just waiting to add pesto|
If you try it out, let me know what you think! And also, I’m running low on soup ideas… what should I try next?