For those who enjoy healthy and tasty cooking, minestrone is absolutely the right dish for any time of the year. During winter you can serve it accompanied with croutons, while during the summer you can eat it cold. Depending on the time of year it is prepared in several ways, using seasonal vegetables, so it is almost impossible to give a definitive recipe even if there are certain vegetables that are typically used. Aesthetically, minestrone looks like a soup and sometimes it is completed with the addition of rice or pasta. The preparation, although it may seem simple, is quite laborious, since you have to clean and chop all the vegetables; in the end, though, you'll have a really tasty dish so the time is well spent. A recipe to try right now!
Cut all the vegetables into medium sized chunks. Heat the lard with a little olive oil. Then add the vegetables and fry for a few minutes. Add the hot water, the grains and lentils, and a pinch of salt. Cook for an hour and a half, stirring every 10 minutes. Add water after 45 minutes and continue cooking. Once ready, serve with a drizzle of olive oil.