Zuppa di Broccoli e Fagioli

Broccoli Soup with White Beans

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

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A classic soup from Apulia in the south of Italy. You can treat it as a broth, with chopped cooked broccoli, white beans, and pasta, or you can puree the broccoli and combine it with the pasta and beans. In any case, you’re going to love it.


  • ½ cup dried small white beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon


Rinse the beans and soak overnight in 2 cups water in the refrigerator. Drain and rinse well. Place in a small pan and cover with 2 cups fresh water. Heat to boiling. Reduce the heat, add