2017 Australian Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Australian Restaurant Guide is out now, celebrating the best eats in Australia. Find it in all good newsagents nationwide.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before August 1, 2016 and you’ll go into the draw to win your choice of adventure!

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Green minestrone with chickpeas and lemon


You'll need

2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 zucchini, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1.5 litres (6 cups) hot chicken stock 200 gm canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 40 gm parmesan, finely grated, plus a piece of the rind 150 gm Savoy cabbage, shredded on a mandolin 150 gm frozen peas, defrosted Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup (loosely packed) each basil and mint To serve: focaccia (optional)

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (5-7 minutes). Add zucchini and tomatoes, stir to coat, then add stock, chickpeas and parmesan rind, and simmer until warmed through. Add cabbage and peas, return to a simmer, stir in grated parmesan and season to taste. Add lemon rind and juice, top with basil and mint, and serve hot with focaccia.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Twenty
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Featured in

Mar 2014

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Sparkling cherry crush

Bullshot

recipes

Tequila and sangrita

Spirulina Rush

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×