Istrian minestra

Beans

Serves 6
Ingredients
•     1 kg beans
•     1/2kg (approximately) dried meat or bacon
•     1/2kg  potatoes
•     1 onion
•     1 carrot
•     1 clove of garlic
•     bay leaf, some Vegeta seasoning, pepper, spoon of concentrated tomato puree, parsley, celery (add other seasoning or vegetables to taste)
•     browned flour
•     some oil
•     1-2 tbsp flour
•     approx. 2dl water
•     1 tsp ground red pepper


Sweet corn maneštra

Serves     4
Ingredients
•     500 g sweet corn
•     100 g beans
•     500 g potatoes
•     100 g dried bacon
•     100 g dried meat or prosciutto
•     3 cloves of garlic
•     parsley and celery leaves
•     50 ml olive oil
•     salt, pepper, 1 tbsp Vegeta seasoning


Chickpea maneštra

Serves    4 – 6
Ingredients
•     250 g beans
•     300 g chickpeas
•     2 - 3 potatoes
•     200 g peeled tomatoes (pelati)
•     100 g dried bacon
•     3 cloves of garlic
•     parsley, celery leaf
•     salt, freshly ground pepper, bay leaf, 1 tbsp Vegeta seasoning


Broad bean maneštra

Serves 4
Ingredients
•     0.5 kg white dried beans
•     200 g broad beans  
•     2 potatoes
•     2 cups pasta
•     some rosemary and bay leaves, Vegeta seasoning, pepper
•     some flour, oil and red pepper


Fennel maneštra

Serves    4
Ingredients
•     150 g dried beans (trešnjevac)
•     3 - 4 carrots
•     500 g potatoes
•     150 g fennel
•     1 onion
•     3 cloves of garlic
•     3 - 4 tbsp olive oil
•     salt, red peppercorns
•     1 bay leaf
•     pinch of marjoram and caraway
•     chopped parsley


Barley maneštra

Serves 4
Ingredients:
•    200 g lentils and 200 g barley
•    1 onion
•    3 - 4 cloves of garlic
•    2 - 3 carrots
•    piece of celery root
•    parsley
•    olive oil
•    bay leaf, salt, pepper, peperoncino to taste


Vegetable maneštra

Serves 4 - 6
Ingredients
•     7 carrots
•     3 potatoes
•     1 tomato
•     1 1/2 cup dried legumes (beans, lentils)
•     200 g fresh green beans
•     2-3 fresh chard leaves
•     1 small red onion (or leek)
•     seasoning (salt, pepper)