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    Minestra Di Ceci (Umbrian Chickpea Soup)

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    6 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    6 hrs

    Member #610488's Note:

    Minestra di Ceci is typical of the 'cucina povera' style of cooking. This simple recipe from the restaurant Fontanella di Porta Sole in Perugia, Italy has been modified for a slow cooker. Minestra di Ceci freezes well, and actually improves in flavour over time.

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    Rosemary oil


    1. 1
      Soak chickpeas in full pot of cold water along with rosemary, sage, and salt. Soak overnight, then drain the next morning. Remove herbs.
    2. 2
      Refill slow cooker with water to 1 inch above chickpeas. Cover and cook on low 5 hours.
    3. 3
      Combine 7 tablespoons of olive oil and rosemary in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring just to a simmer to infuse the olive oil. Remove from heat, discard the rosemary and set aside.
    4. 4
      Saute garlic, carrot, onion and celery in olive oil in skillet. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Puree half of the chickpeas, along with several cups of broth from the cooker, in blender. Return puree to slow cooker. Add sauteed vegetables to cooker.
    6. 6
      Cover. Cook on high 60 minutes.
    7. 7
      Serve the soup in warmed bowls with a drizzle of some of the remaining rosemary oil and sprinkle of parsley, black pepper and some grated pecorino if you wish.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestra Di Ceci (Umbrian Chickpea Soup)

    Serving Size: 1 (99 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.6
    Calories from Fat 117
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1051.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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    fresh rosemary

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