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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Hemingway Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Onion; finely chopped
  • 2 Leeks (white part only);
  • -thinly sliced
  • 4 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 lb Serrano or prosciutto ham;
  • -in one piece
  • 1/2 lb Dried white beans
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper
  • 1 c Thinly sliced green or white
  • -cabbage
  • 1 c Fresh green beans snapped
  • -into; halves
  • 1 c Frozen green peas


In a medium (4- to 6-quart) soup pot over low heat, combine olive oil,
onion, leeks and garlic. Saute until onion has softened, about 10 minutes.
Add 9 cups of water, ham, white beans and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer,
covered, until beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

Add cabbage and green beans. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add green
peas and continue to simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove and discard ham.
Adjust seasonings and serve.

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