Escarole and Cannellini Bean Soup

It's soup and sandwich night! Make this nutritious and delicious escarole soup.


1 head escarole

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ounce smoked ham, cut into small dice

1 celery stalk, cut into 1/8-inch slices

3 carrots cut into 1/8-inch slices

6 cups chicken broth


1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

salt and pepper, to taste

shaves of Parmesean cheese (use your vegetable peeler to create shavings)

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Discard tough ribs from escarole. Rinse and drain leaves. Chop coarsely.
Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion, garlic, ham, celery and carrots. Cook stirring often about 5 minutes. Add broth and honey. Bring to a boil. Add escarole and beans. Simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls. Top with Parmesan.
Serves: 4