Fresh Spinach Minestra Soup
6 cups pork stock (broth) or chicken broth
1.5 lbs fresh spinach2 inside stalks of celery chopped3 medium potatoes diced
1 large onion chopped
8 oz. cooked Italian (Roman) green beans fresh or canned
1½ lb pork strips (any cut) or chicken
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon parsley
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
Salt and Pepper as needed
In a large pot sauté onion, potatoes, in oil for 15 minutes. Add broth and meat. Cook covered for 20 minutes. Add celery
Add 1 cup of boiling water or more if needed, cooked green beans, spinach and seasoning items. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Substitutes for Spinach – Chard, Kale or Savoy Cabbage. With substitutes add with celery and cook for additional 15 minutes.
Option - Add a pasta noodle and serve toped with Parmesan or Romano cheese.