Tuscan Vegetable Soup

2007, Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium canellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 carrots, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced, (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small zucchini, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional
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Directions

In a small bowl mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon, and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the broth and tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil. Add the mashed and whole beans and the spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes more.

Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired.

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  • on May 19, 2014

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    Solid recipe. Good for lunch or dinner. I have begun to add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper in the last minute of the saute phase for some kick. Reheats well - it may actually taste better when made a day ahead (like many soups & sauces.)

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  • on November 03, 2013

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    Very good. Perfect to freeze so you can enjoy any time!

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  • on November 25, 2012

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    A quick, filling soup that has a good depth of flavor. Loved all the fresh veggies and how the mashed canellini beans add the satisfying thickness and richness you'd only expect from a soup with cream. I added quartered pre-cooked meatballs to the leftovers, and this took the recipe to five stars for us.

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