Ingredients for 4 people:4 zucchini, 2 potatoes, 1 carrot, some chards, some string beans, 1 celery, 1 onion, vegetable broth, olive oil, a piece of pumpkin, 2 tablespoon of pesto sauce (adding this strongly flavored Genoese sauce to the soup gives it a character all of its own), grated parmigiano cheese,
Place all these vegetables into a stockpot, add the vegetable broth and some olive oil (about two tablespoon).Then, cook for about 2 hours.
When the minestrone is cooked, add the pesto sauces, some olive oil and serve with some grated parmigiano cheese.
You can add pasta (for example macaroni). Add the macaroni during the last 10-12 minutes of cooking so that it cooks al dente.