Tuscan White Bean Soup

Submitted by: Jessica Cunha

Original Credit: Judith Barrett, Saved by Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 4 cups cooked or canned cannellini beans (or other white beans of your choice)
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes with their juices (I prefer “fire roasted” versions for added flavor)
  • 1 fresh sage leaf, whole
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Heat the oil in a large soup pan over medium-high heat and add the onion and garlic, cooking until the onion softens, about 2-3 minutes.  Stir in the beans, tomato, and sage leaf.  Add the broth and bring the soup to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover the pan, simmering the soup for 20 minutes.  Carefully remove the sage leaf and discard.  At this point, you may serve soup whole, or partially or totally blend the soup with an immersion blender or traditional blender (be careful when using a traditional blender, as hot soup will expand while blending – blend soup in batches).  Before serving, add salt and pepper, to taste, and the fresh parsley.

218 cal, 2.6 g of fat

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