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Bit of an oxymoron as ribolitta should be a slow process to savour, great if you're making a big batch (Rachel Roddy has a good recipe). This is a quick cheats version for one person with some winter veg to use up.
1 small / ½ large leek, sliced
1 carrots, peeled and chopped
a stick of celery, finely diced
½ cauliflower, chopped
1 tbsp good Turkish tomato puree
1tsp harissa or pinch chilli flakes
2 dried shitake mushrooms
Veg stock powder
1 jar of borlotti beans, drained but not rinsed
Big handful of chard or cabbage, shredded
Handful of cavolo nero
A big chunk of old sourdough
salt and lots of pepper
Fry the leek, carrot and celery until slightly softened. Add the cauliflower, tomato puree and harissa, cook for a few minutes then add stock, shitake and the beans. cook for 10 minutes, then add the greens asnd cook until done. Season well. add the torn up sourdough to a bowl and pour over the soup.