Minestra di Farro (Spelt Soup)

                 zuppa di farro

Ingredients for 4-6 people

300 g. Farro (or spelt)

200 g. dry cannellini beans

3 peeled tomatoes

60 g. smoked Bacon

Sage

Garlic

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Put the cannellini beans under fresh water overnight to soften then.
Cook the cannellini beans in abundant fresh water,olive oil and pepper adding 1 clove of garlic and a bunch of sage for  45 minutes.Add salt just 5 minutes before finishing the cooking.

Pour a cup of olive oil into a pan and add 2 cloves of garlic, some leaves of sage and sauté for 2 minutes. Dice the peeled tomatoes and add them to the oil. Cook for 5 minutes.
Pass the cooked beans into the pan and add 1 glass of the water used for cooking them.

Stir well and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add the farro and cook at low heat for 20-25 minutes. In the end add some grated parmesan cheese and some fresh olive oil before serving.

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