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NONNA’S ESCAROLE AND BEAN SOUP

Escarole and beans soup is a very hot soup coming from Campania’s tradition, ideal for warming up during hot winter nights. It is prepared with beans, escarole, garlic, oil and aromas and it is very tasty, besides being rich in beneficial properties.

 


 

Ingredients

  • 4-5 bunches of escarole
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 -15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley to garnish

 

DIRECTIONS:

Wash the escarole well and chop.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, sauté the garlic for a minute. Add the beans and cook for 5-6 minutes.

In a large pot boil the water and add the escarole. Cook until tender about 5-8 minutes.

Add the beans, garlic and olive oil mixture.

Add the chicken broth and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Add about another tablespoon of olive oil to the top and serve. Garnish with parsley.

 

NOTES:

Make it vegetarian – omit the chicken broth or use vegetable stock

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    Mary Jean Pampena
    September 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    OMG….THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!! llllLOVE THIS SOUP,WE ALSO BOIL PASTINA SOMETIMES AND ADD IT,I NEED TO MAKE THIS TODAY……YUM!!!!

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    Mary E Ammirati
    October 7, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I like to add some sort of pasta or small pieces of old Italian bread. Then drizzle a little olive oil over.

  • Reply
    Barbara
    October 28, 2021 at 2:12 am

    We used to add pepperoni or sausage.

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