Vegetables Truffle

Summer Truffle Minestrone: Cesare Battisti's Unexpected Variation

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Cesare Battisti's Recipe: Summer Truffle Minestrone. How to Transform a Simple Homemade Dish into a Masterpiece of Beauty and Flavor.


For the minestrone

  • 2 onions
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 trombetta's zucchinis
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 100 g of fresh borlotti beans 


In a pot, place onions, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, zucchinis, celery stalks, and shelled borlotti beans, all chopped into small pieces. Add cold water and cook until all the vegetables are soft. Blend the minestrone thoroughly and let it cool. Adjust the seasoning with pesto.

For the pesto

  • 40 g parsley
  • 250 g baby spinach
  • 100 g basil
  • 6 g salt
  • 200 g extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
  • 70 g Lodigiano cheese


Blanch the parsley and baby spinach. Blend them together with basil, salt, and EVO oil. Finally, add the Lodigiano cheese and blend well.

For the plating

  • Borlotti beans
  • Zucchinis
  • Frozen peas
  • Potatoes


Peel the borlotti beans and cook them starting with cold water. Cut the zucchinis into small rounds and blanch for 2 minutes, then cool immediately. Blanch the frozen peas and cool down. Finally, peel the potatoes and cut them into 1.5cm cubes on each side, boil until cooked, and cool. Use these vegetables for plating over the summer truffle minestrone.

For the buckwheat

  • 50 g buckwheat
  • Sale to taste


Cook the buckwheat for 16-18 minutes, depending on the package instructions, and cool it immediately under cold running water. Mix the cooked buckwheat with the well-seasoned vegetables for plating over the summer minestrone.

For the dressing

  • Black truffle oil to taste
  • Summer black truffle to taste 
  • Pimpinella (anise) to taste 


Add black truffle oil, grate the black summer truffle, and garnish with pimpinella (anise). Serve the dish at room temperature.



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