How To: Make a southern Italian vegetable stew called giambotta (or ciambotta)

Make a southern Italian vegetable stew called giambotta (or ciambotta)

How to Make a southern Italian vegetable stew called giambotta (or ciambotta)

If you're not sure what ciambotta is (sometimes spelled giambotta), you have to try out this delicious homemade Italian recipe. Ciambotta is a typical southern Italian cuisine, essentially a stew, that is perfect with only vegetables (no meat required!).

Home-cooking never seemed so easy. Italian vegetable stew is all a matter of throwing in anything and everything you like for a super healthy vegetarian meal. Homemade marinara helps make this dish the ultimate comfort food.

INGREDIENTS:

* 3 tbsp canola oil
* ½ onion, chopped
* 2 peeled potatoes, rough chopped
* 2 zucchini, rough chopped
* 2 cups string beans, cut in thirds
* 2 tbsp chopped basil
* 2 eggs, beaten
* pinch of salt and black pepper

For the Marinara Sauce

* 2 16-oz cans of plum tomatoes (San Manzano) blended or 12 dozen fresh tomatoes
* canola oil to coat stock pot
* onions, chopped
* salt
* pepper
* fresh basil

HOW-TO:

Prepare the Marinara Sauce

1. Heat canola and saute onion
2. Add freshly crushed tomatoes or canned, simmer for 40 minutes
3. Add salt, pepper & fresh basil

Prepare Giambotta

1. Heat oil and saute onions until soft and translucent
2. Add zucchini, potatoes and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat with oil and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat
3. Add enough marinara sauce to cover the vegetables
4. Add string beans and mix ingredients well
5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 30-45 minutes
6. Pour in beaten eggs and stir
7. Cook 1 minute more so that the egg forms strings
8. Enjoy!

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