Wilted Escarole with Beans

This hearty soup is loaded with nutritious greens.  It is perfect for taking the  leftovers for lunch the next day.

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 pound escarole, chopped
Sea Salt
4 cups organic chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Freshly ground black pepper
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 (1-ounce) piece Parmesan

Optional:  grate more parmesan cheese and place on piles on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees until browned and holds it shape.  Serve with the soup.  NOTE:  the parmesan crisps will melt when put in hot soup so you may want to serve them on the side.

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute about 15 seconds. Add the escarole and saute until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt. Add the chicken broth, beans, and Parmesan cheese. Cover and simmer until the beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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