Minestrone Calabrese

Minestrone Calabrese

1 lb. beet greens
4 Tbsp. 0live oil
1/3 lb. fresh pork rind (cut in 1 inch pieces)
1/4 lb. prosciutto, cut small
3/4 lb. cannellini beans
1 small zucchini, diced
2 qts. water
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. parsley
1/2 lb. spaghetti (broken in 1 inch pieces)
1 cup Parmesan cheese

Wash beet greens and chop coarsely. Heat oil over medium heat, add pork rind, onion and parsley, cook slowly. Add prosciutto, beans and water. Season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add beet greens. When soup starts to boil add the pasta. When pasta is al dente add zucchini. The finished soup should be thick. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Serves 6.