This delicious Escarole and Pastina soup includes many Italian flavors that remind me of my childhood. This soup is perfect for a wintery day. Add chicken or sausage to make the soup heartier.
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||1 hour|
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1 carrot chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
- 1 15 oz bags escarole chopped
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 15 oz can cannellini beans
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 pound baby spinach Add more or less spinach if you like
- 1 dash Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese
- 1 pound Pastina cook separately
- Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion, carrot and garlic, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-low heat until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes.
- Turn the heat to medium-high. Add the escarole and cook, stirring for a few minutes until the escarole is wilted. Add the broth, beans, and tomatoes. Simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer until the escarole is tender, about 20 minutes.
- Add the spinach and stir for a minute or two minutes until the spinach is wilted.
- Cook the pastina separately. Scoop pastina into the bowls. Ladle the soup on top of the pastina. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve the soup hot!
The recipe was adapted from the Los Angeles Times.