There countryman Soupe (or oil mill soup) is a winter soup rustic and genuine based on legumes, vegetables and stale bread. It is a traditional dish of Toscan kitchenwhich is also cooked in other regions of Italy including Umbria.
This soup takes its name from the new oil from the mill. In fact, it was once prepared during the olive pressing period. The main ingredient in fact it is the new oil with a bitter and pungent taste, which is added raw to slightly toasted stale bread.
The ingredients are the main ingredients of this excellent recipe mixed vegetables from the garden, including beets and black cabbage, potatoes, carrots, leeks. And the inevitable ones beans, always present in Tuscan cuisine. You can choose between cannellini or borlotti beans or black-eyed peasboth boiled by you and in a jar.
There consistency of the Frantoiana soup is quite dense but you can choose to leave it more or less liquid, as you like best.
You can place the toasted bread on the bottom of the plate and pour over the soup or add it later.
It’s about a soup rich and nutritious, a poor dish based on healthy foods, invigorating and ideal to enjoy when temperatures begin to drop.
This soup will surely win you over. Let’s see how it prepares.
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