White Bean Soup
Winter is the perfect time for healthy, warming soups. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for white bean soup.
As with most of my throw together recipes, the options are all yours (see ideas below), but here’s a simple base.
Makes 4 servings and takes about 30 minutes.
Heat oil of your choice on medium heat.
Saute onions until translucent.
Add celery and garlic – cook until celery is soft, stirring periodically so garlic doesn’t burn.
Add spices and stir.
Add broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, add beans and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
During this time you can chop the spinach, clean the dishes or slice bread if eating.
Add chopped spinach and simmer another few minutes.
Add lemon juice and stir just before serving.
Serve it up!
If you want your white bean soup creamier, reserve half a can of one of the beans, puree then stir in when soup is simmering.
For a richer, more unique taste, use 2 shallots in place of half the onion or just use shallots alone.