1/2 head escarole—washed, trimmed and stems cut off
1 1/2 large carrots (chopped)
12 cups vegetable stock
4 oz spaghetti--broken into bite-sized pieces (or ditalini or tubetti)
freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
For the Meatballs (optional) :
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup onion (finely minced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lb ground veal
1/2 cup Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
freshly ground pepper to taste
Escarole soup is a traditional St. Nicholas Day dish, consumed by a large number of people on the6thof December every year.
This celebratory dish is not just savory and delicious, but also every bit healthy. To make it more interesting, you can always add some meatballs in the soup. Escarole soup is classicItalian and found only in authenticItalian Restaurants.
But you don’t need torely on anyone to taste this delectable soup. With this recipe, you can prepare you own escarole soup at home.
Escarole lettuce is packed with dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and creates a strong front against a number of diseases. Health conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart diseases, hypertension, and osteoporosis remain far away from those who consume this leafy lettuce in large number. Additionally, Escarole also strengthens the immune system and supports neurological health.
Following is the nutritional chart of Escarole Soup:
Energy 424 cal
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrates 43 g
Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
How to Make Escarole Soup
It was the ancientkingsofPersia who ate lettuce for the first time 2500years ago.