Phenomenal soup. I added a can of Muir Glen Fire-roasted diced tomatoes...wonderful! A huge hit even with my kids.
Tuscan Kale, White Bean, and Ciabatta Soup
steinkp Posted: 12/29/11
frameuser Posted: 01/14/12
Loved it! I didn't have time to soak beans, so I used canned and it came out just fine. Also had some leftover ham, so I diced it up and threw it in. This soup is full of flavor and as far as the anchovies go, if you know that you that your family doesn't care for anchovies, why use it? Of course, you'll have to add more salt to compensate and you'll also loose some depth of flavor. I also tried it without the cheese and poured it over a bowl of steamed rice. Loved it.
Theresa415 Posted: 01/11/12
If you're an anchovy lover, perhaps you'd like this. Not well received by my family. The aroma and flavor of anchovies overpowered everything else. I'd try it again without the anchovies because the rest of the flavors had potential.
papergirlie Posted: 01/19/12
We threw the entire pot of soup away. what a shame. the anchovies were WAY too overpowering and rendered it inedible.
cascadia Posted: 01/29/12
Incredibly tasty. I don't like anchovies, so didn't include them, but did add some bacon. The ciabatta absolutely makes this soup.
tripeach Posted: 02/17/12
Loved this soup but made some modifications. I made a vegetarian version subbing vegetable broth for the chicken, and capers for the anchovies. Also, I used some crutons I had previously made as that is what was on hand. Turned out fantastic and my husband voted it a "make again".
RonaldWhorton Posted: 07/27/12
Outstanding. I like this for large groups, family reunions, etc. make up large batches in advance and reheat.
jarnolduf Posted: 06/13/13
This soup was good, but I didn't think it was worth all of the work. I used canned beans, didn't add extra salt, but otherwise followed the recipe. The flavor was rich and not too salty. We used extra ciabatta bread for dipping in the broth. I'm not sure if I'll make this again, but it was a good use of kale.