Garbanzo beans soup – Minestra di ceci

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 lb garbanzo beans
  • 1 med. onion
  • 4 mature large tomatoes
  • parsley 1 bu.
  • 1/2 cup extra
  • virgin olive oil
  • Rosemary 1 sprig
  • baking soda 1 pinch
  • salt
  • pepper TT

Preparation
Soak the garbanzo beans in water with a pinch of baking soda for one night. Standard bean cooking procedure. Sautè the chopped
onion, rosemary and parsley in a saucepan with 2/3 of the oil; add the chopped tomatoes and simmer a little. Add the well drained
garbanzo beans and cover with water; add salt and cook on moderate heat for a couple of hours. At the end season the soup with a
trickle of raw oil and a dash of ground black pepper.

Variation
Garbanzo beans soup in eastern Sicily in prepared without the tomato and, often enriched with rice.

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