This is a recipe my husband and I came up with while trying to make a healthy bean soup we would really enjoy! It has a lot of roots in his Mother's Italian style of cooking when she was raising my husband and his 8 other siblings. Though we definitely scaled down the amount of soup made.
1Saute garlic and red pepper in extra virgin olive oil until garlic is slightly cooked and soft. Add the prosciutto, chopped onion and celery and cook until the celery is soft and onion is translucent, and prosciutto is slightly crisp.
2Then add the broth and cook until the broth is hot, then add the canned beans and bring to a boil for 3 minutes and add the chopped Spinach and turn down heat and allow to simmer just 5 minutes then serve hot.
3Add Grated Parmesano Reggiano Cheese to each serving as per individual taste.
Great served with warm Italian Bread!