Broccoli and Romano Beans: Minestra!

This minestra was so delicious ….. mixing two vegetables: broccoli and romano beans.

My mother steamed broccoli first. Then in a medium skillet, she sauteed, olive oil, garlic, red chili flakes and the broccoli.

In a separate pot, she boiled the romano beans (added salt to the water and a bay leaf).

Once the beans were cooked (20 minutes), she added the beans to the broccoli with 1 cup of the bean broth. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately

Fresh parmigiano cheese is optional. Delicious, rustic and simple!

As an option, adding your favorite rice or short cut pasta is also good. Another dish!

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