Need an easy and fast meal for those busy weeknights? This Tuscan white bean soup is a great go-to recipe. It’s hearty, warm and totally satisfying. My family loves this soup, even my carnivore husband. So simple and full of comforting flavors.
In a large heavy-bottomed pot saute onions, carrots, and celery. Dump the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, bay leaf and rosemary. Saute another 1 minute.
Pour in the vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Add the kale and simmer another 10-15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, use an immersion blender to partially puree the soup. Leave some chunks of beans and vegetables. If you don’t have an immersion blender, remove a couple of cups of soup to a blender, puree then pour back into the pot.
Easy, quick and completely satisfying! Can’t go wrong with this soup.
Tuscan White Bean Soup - An easy vegetarian 30-minute meal. So warm, satisfying and healthy!
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 1- quart vegetable broth (or chicken)
- 2 14 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juices
- 3 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery. Saute for about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, bay leaf and rosemary. Cook another 1 minute.
Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring the contents to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the kale and simmer another 10 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf. Use an immersion blender to partially puree the soup, leaving some chunks of beans vegetables for texture.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Serve topped with Parmesan
Recipe inspired by thewanderlustkitchen