Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Will's Tasty Robillita

I hope you like what I've done with your soup Will. : )


Ribollita is a wonderful, tasty Italian soup dating back to the 17th century. Served up with a wedge of Parmesan and some crusty Ciabatta, this is a perfect way to get your veggies in winter or summer!


* 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling on bread
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 medium carrot, chopped
* Six slices smoked bacon, stripped of fat and chopped
* 2 cloves garlic; 1 minced; 1 whole
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon double-concentrated tomato paste
* 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
* 1 pound frozen kale or spinach; thawed and squeezed dry (you can certainly use the equivalent amount of fresh product in the summertime, or if available in winter)
* 1 (15-ounce) can cannelloni beans; drained and rinsed
* 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence
* 3 cups chicken stock (I use ‘Better than Boullion’ vegetable-based stock)
* 1 bay leaf

(Total raw-prep time: 1/2hr)



* Heat the oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat.
* Add the onion, carrot, bacon, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until the onion and garlic have begun to caramelize and the bacon is starting to crisp (6-8min.).
* Add tomato paste and stir until dissolved.
* Add tomatoes and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the brown bits.
* Add the spinach, beans, herbs, stock and Bay leaf.
* Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (just bubbling) for around 30 minutes.
* (Total cooking time – 45min.
* Total preparation time – 1 1/4hrs.)

It was tasty indeed!~

One Love. One Peace. Always and all ways.


Will (Astra Navigo) said...

Kath, that is a PERFECT photo - and yes, you did it proud!

I'm glad you enjoyed.


Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

Thank you !!!

I have every intention of cooking every recipe you care to share. I see my next homework assignment is looks to be an omelette, but not just any ol omelette. : )

snippets of thyme said...

This soup looks delicious and super healthy. I am always looking to add soups to my weekly meals. Your photography is beautiful!

Mary said...

Love the color! Mmm, this looks delicious!!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

Mary it was outstanding in taste, and so healthy.

I'm about to come find you!
Thank you for taking the time to comment~

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