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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Italian Escarole Soup (Willan)

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 qt Lowfat chicken broth, low
  • -salt
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 tb Extra virgin olive oil, (1
  • -to 2)
  • 1 lb Escarole, (1small head)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil, small bunch
  • 1/2 c Cooked small white beans,
  • -liquid optional
  • 4 c Chicken stock


GREENS: You can use any delicate green for this soup, including lettuce.
You could also use leftover salad greens, even when dressed in vinaigrette.
Bring stock to a boil in a covered pan. Peel and chop the garlic cloves.
Heat the oil in a soup pan and cook the garlic gently until soft.
Meanwhile, discard tough green leaves from escarole. Trim the stem and pull
the inner leaves apart. If they are dirty, wash them. Depending upon the
texture you want in the finished soup, chop the leaves: roughly, coarsely,
finely. Add the escarole to the soup pan along with salt and pepper and
saute 1 to 2 minutes. Meanwhile, strip the basil leaves from the stems and
coarsely chop them. Add the boiling stock to the soup pan, cover and simmer
10 to 15 minutes, until the escarole is tender. Stir in the beans and a
little of their liquid, if using; return the soup to a boil. Stir in the
basil, taste for seasoning and serves. Makes 4 at 104 cals, 3.5 g fat, 544
mg sodium; (22% cff depending upon the chicken broth).

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