Ministra Tal-Haxix – Maltese Vegetable Soup


  • 2 marrows
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 400g pumpkin
  • 1 small cabbage
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree’
  • 200g pasta ( small shaped)
  • 750ml of water


Chop all the vegetables and place them in a pot. Add 750ml of water, tomato puree’ and season. Bring to boil and let simmer until vegetables are tender. Add a spoonful of olive oil. Add pasta and keep simmering until the past is done. Serve with parmesan cheese.

Diet: Vegetarian

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One Response to Ministra Tal-Haxix – Maltese Vegetable Soup

  1. Andrew Agius says:

    You need to add a small bunch of chopped celery leaves and kohlrabi, peeled and chopped, not turnips. Also add about a cup of Favetta, (Split Fava beans) You may want to soak them in water over night first. This is what makes a true Maltese Minestra! Add the beans to the pot while the water is still cold or else they won’t cook properly. Add enough water to cover the vegetables well. Do not add more water once the pot begins to boil or, again, the beans won’t cook properly. It also helps if you fry the onion in a bit of olive oil first. Don’t lose heart. This is an easy recipe. Enjoy!

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