This soup is not only tasty it's also quick, easy and gluten-free.
2 cans cannellini beans
2 cloves garlic, minced finely
2 large shallots, sliced finely
6 large (100 grams) shitake mushrooms
1/4 pound (110 grams) pancetta, diced small
8 cups or 2 boxes of low sodium chicken stock
1/4 of a green or red cabbage, cored and grated
2 cups spinach leaves
salt & pepper
Parmigiano or pecorino cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
Heat a large sauce pan over medium. Sauté pancetta until crisp. Remove to drain on a paper towel. Turn heat to low. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté until soft. Adjust heat to medium. Add beans, stock, mushrooms, cabbage and 1/2 the thyme and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Add spinach and the remaining thyme and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Top with curls of cheese before serving.