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by Katerina Mountanos February 28, 2020 0 Comments

Escarole & White Bean Soup

Serves 4 to 6

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

 

2 TB olive oil

½ head fennel, end trimmed, sliced

1 (14.5 oz) can navy beans, rinsed, drained

½ head escarole, chopped

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp za’atar

½ tsp cumin, ground

¼ tsp cayenne

⅓  cup orzo

1 tsp lemon zest

1 to 2 TB lemon juice, to taste

Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Fennel fronds, for garnish

 

1.In a 4 quart stock pot over medium heat, add oil. Add fennel and sweat until soft and translucent, 10 to 12 minutes.
2.Mix in beans, escarole, onion powder, za’atar, cumin and cayenneand cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
3.Add orzo and cook until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
4.Turn off heat, add lemon zest and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle in oil to taste and a few fennel fronds for garnish.
Katerina Mountanos
Katerina Mountanos

Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.



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