Instead of using tomatoes, I chop up a small white potato. It just seems to go better with the flavors and textures of the base vegetables. I make a huge batch of this and it disappears from the refrigerator within a day or two. Highly recommend.
Escarole & White Bean Soup
Don't be afraid of escarole, which looks like slightly frilly romaine lettuce, because it cooks down into a sweet and tender green. If you can't find it, substitute a 10-ounce bag of spinach. Make It a Meal: Warm crusty bread and a green salad make an excellent accompaniment.
7 Reviews for Escarole & White Bean Soup
Super easy and very flavorful. Agree with others you can play around with different veggies. Save yourself the fat and calories...you absolutely don't need that much oil!!!!!
We couldn't find escarole at the time, so we ended up using kale. You do need to cut the kale up into much smaller pieces, but it worked out great and some of us like it better than the escarole.
This dish was delicious! Being vegetarian, this works well without ANY substitutions! My entire meat eating family loved this one too! The escarole is like a nice combination of spinach and cabbage! I will definitely make this again. Super quick and very easy for anyone's busy days!
I used 2 cans of Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes, mainly because the grape tomatoes I had weren't as fresh as I would have liked. I think without comparison this was a beneficial substitution. Being single I now have 5/6 meals from this recipe and will freeze them for later especially lunches.