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Noodle Soup with Tenerumi

Tenerumi are the leaves and tender shoots of the long squash plant called "cucuzza", which get cooked together with tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, basil, and noodles to make a summer soup. Tenerumi can be found in abundance at every outdoor vegetable stand in Sicily.

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Ingredients for serving 4 people


Tenerumi Noodle Soup

Press the garlic and dry in olive oil. Cut the tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes into cubes, pluck off the leaves of the Tenerumi and tear apart, put it all in oil and sauté. Add half a liter of water, the salt and pepper, and boil for half an hour.

Add the noodles to the vegetables and boil until the noodles are firm. Finally, if you like, serve and sprinkle some grated Pecorino on top.


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