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Add enough hot water to just cover the vegetables, then add salt

To make this dish more palatable for children you can prepare the minestrone by pureeing the vegetables in a blender and adding some short pasta. To give a touch more taste you could try the Ligurian variant: in this region of northern Italy it is customary to add a tablespoon of pesto. It’s delicious!
You can find many different varieties of cabbage, such as the Purple Verona, the Vetus, the San Martino d'Asti and the Monarch. Moreover, there are other hybrid varieties: Eco, Icequeen Prince, Hamasa, Wirosa and Perfection Drum.