Menestrón is a Peruvian adaptation of the classic Italian soup, minestrone. In the process of making it their own, Peruvians have changed the method and ingredients of the original minestrone quite a bit. The new improved method is simple: everything goes in the pot. Yucca, potatoes, corn, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and fava beans. And instead of the classic Parmesan cheese, we use queso fresco, and instead of pesto, we use a salsa verde made with basil leaves, spinach, onion, and garlic.