Creamy vegetable puree with barley flakes.
(Passatino di verdura in forma di crema co' fiocchi d'orzo)
- 500 grams of fresh and assorted vegetables (courgettes, potatos, french
beans, celery, carrots, onion, etc.) which have to be chopped
- 10-12 leaves of fresh basil
- 3 red tomatoes
- 3-4 spoons of oil
- 4 spoons of barley flakes
- table salt
|Put 2 liters of lightly salted water in a pot and then the
above ingredients except the barley flakes and boil all this stuff. Boil
over a brisk heat, then lower the heat to the minimum and boil for 30 minutes
(put a lid over the pan). Then switch off the heat, let the stuff cool down
and then put it in a blender, mix it in order to have a not thick purée.
Put this purée in a pan, let it boil and add the barley flakes; cook
very slowly for about 5-6 minutes, taste and if necessary add some salt.
Serve it very hot or alternatively cold, after having put it in the refrigerator.