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Italian White Bean Soup with Greens





1-1/2 lb. Swiss chard or
escarole or
beet leaves, trimmed (I used kale)
6 cups chicken broth or
vegetable broth (I used half of each)
1 to 5 clove garlic (I'm sure I used at least 5!)
1 cup cooked white beans or
canned white beans (I used northern beans; cannellini or
other white beans would work too)
Kosher salt, to taste
White pepper, to taste
Freshly grated parmesan cheese (to finish)
Red pepper flakes (for garnish)


Bring large pot of water to a boil. Boil greens for about 5 minutes, just till tender, and then plunge into water to stop cooking. Squeeze out as much water as possible and set aside (you can do this step before you make the rest of the soup.).

Bring broth to simmer in large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and greens, and beans (if using canned, rinse and drain to rid the excess sodium!) Simmer gently for about ten minutes, partially covered. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Pass cheese and pepper flakes at table.

Author's Comments

I made this for lunch on my third day of the south beach diet. It is really wonderful--of course, I did triple the garlic and add more red pepper flakes, but this does not taste like diet food! Enjoy! Use vegetable broth to make this vegetarian/vegan.

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