A Spring minestrone with nira

Some dishes follow you around the years :

a Winter minestrone with mizuna and pancetta

But as the seasons turn, ingredients vary.

Spring ingredients, quickly simmered : kintoki beans and their broth, new potatoes boiled with their skin, celery, green beans, bell pepper, pasted garlic, black pepper.

Taisho Kintoki beans

Nira (garlic chives) cut finely, with olive oil and salt to make a green gremolata.

The veggies…

…the garlicky broth…

…the nira gremolata.