Maneshta – guest blogger



Thanks to Jason Onion from Kion Interiors for sending in this great recipe, it’s reeeally tasty – and just in time for vegetarian week! Over to Jason…

This recipe originally comes from Italy. A very old tradditional dish based on what was to hand at the time.
Copyright to Daisy Macari, my Nonna and friend.



3 cloves garlic (crushed) 

1 large onion (chopped) 

1 litre vegetable stock 

5-6 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunky chip shapes 

150g fresh baby spinach 

1 tin spinach 

small tin kidney beans 

1 tin cannelloni beans

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Crusty bread for serving

– serves 4-


1. Saute the garlic and one chopped large white onion (ha ha) in a large pot with a dash  of olive oil. 

2. Add the vegetable stock.
3. Peel and chop into large chips 5 or 6 good sized potatoes and add, keeping the heat low.
4. As it simmers add the fresh spinach, tinned spinach, kidney beans and cannelloni beans
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and leave to simmer for 30 minutes. 

Serve with rustic bread and a glass of red.

Enjoy! And thank you Nonna 🙂



2 thoughts on “Maneshta – guest blogger

  1. Didn’t get around to trying this until a few days ago. It’s really comforting and wholesome. As I’d made so much I finished it off yesterday but decided to add about and pound and a half of smoked haddock. I just took the skin off the haddock, chopped into generous chunks, sealed with a little olive oil then popped into the Maneshta and heated through completely. Hmm! Lovely with a chunky hunk of granary naughtily spread with a little butter.
    Thanks Mr Onion. Regards to Pip and Pickle.

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