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Italian Bread Soup Recipe

December 29th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbdry northern white beans
  2. 2onions, diced
  3. 6carrots, diced
  4. 1-3tablespoonolive oil
  5. 4stalkscelery, diced
  6. 1bunchswiss chard
  7. 4clovesgarlic, minced
  8. 5tomatoes, diced
  9. 6cupschicken stock
  10. 1loafItalian bread, 1 inch cubes
  11. salt and pepper, to taste
  12. 1/2bunchfresh parsley, minced
  13. 1cup shreddedparmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cover beans with water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain, add fresh water to cover, and simmer until done.
  3. In a medium sized soup pot, saute onions and carrots in olive oil for 3 minutes.
  4. Add celery, chard and garlic and saute 10 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and beans and enough chicken stock to cover.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer one hour.
  7. Stir in bread cubes, salt and pepper, parsley and cheese.
  8. Let rest on stovetop for 2 to 4 hours.
  9. Longer is better.
  10. Reheat prior to serving.
  11. Top each bowl with some shredded Parmesan cheese.

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