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Tuscan White Bean Soup

A vegetarian (and vegan-friendly) white bean soup packed full of flavor, nutrition, and ease. You'll love the budget-friendly ingredients and how easy this soup is to freeze!
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CourseSoup
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbeans, soup
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings6 servings
Calories186kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cups white beans soaked & cooked (OR...1 can)
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the red pepper, onion, carrot, and celery to the pot.
  • Cook untilt he onion is translucent (about 6 minutes).
  • Stir in the minced garlic, oregano, bay leaf, basil, salt, & pepper and cook until fragrant (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the beans, broth, and water. NOTE: if you use previously cooked beans that are quite soft add them in AFTER the broth and water has come to a boil so that they don't become overcooked.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the beans are your desired consistency.
  • Note, if desired, add additional broth to get the consistency you would like for your soup.
  • Right before serving add in the spinach and lemon juice.
  • Add additional salt & pepper to taste.

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Notes

Add-ins to try:

-crushed tomatoes
-sliced carrots
-diced ham
-cooked sausage
-cooked ground pork
-mushrooms
-sweet potato
-chopped zucchini
-small pasta
-Parmesan cheese

Crockpot Recipe:

Saute the onion, celery, and red pepper together. Add to a large crockpot.
Add all of the remaining ingredients except the spinach and lemon.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Right before serving stir in the spinach and lemon.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1808mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg