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Soup With Winter Greens and Chickpeas Recipe

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This recipe for Soup With Winter Greens and Chickpeas, by , is from Berkwood Hedge School Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy Spencer
Added: Thursday, May 7, 2009


1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 onion, diced
1 turnip, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound chopped mixed greens (mustard, kale, turnip, etc.)
1/2 tsp. minced rosemary
1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup grated ParmigianoReggiano, or more, to taste plus additional to pass at the table
16 slices baguette, toasted

1. In a heavy soup pot, warm the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion and turnip, cover and cook until they have softened and become aromatic, about 20 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 or 3 minutes.
2. Add the mixed greens, a big handful at a time, stirring and giving them time to soften and shrink before adding the next handful.
3. When all of the greens have cooked, add 8 cups of water, 1/2 tsp. salt, the rosemary and chickpeas. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; cover and lower the flame to maintain a simmer. Cook until the broth is deeply flavored, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
4. When ready to serve, stir in 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange two toast slices in the bottom of each warm soup bowl and ladle the soup over the top. Sprinkle with more cheese to taste. Serve immediately, passing a bowl of cheese to be added at the table.

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