Tuscan White Bean Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 225.8
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.8 mg
  • Sodium: 178.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g

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Introduction

This is a very healthy, hearty and delicious soup that easily replaces a meal. This is a very healthy, hearty and delicious soup that easily replaces a meal.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    2-3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup carrots, diced
    1 cup celery, diced
    1 cup white onion, diced
    4 slices smoked bacon, finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic
    1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    4 sprigs fresh thyme
    2 cans (19 oz/ 540ml) white kidney beans
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

    Salt & ground pepper to taste

Directions

Makes 8 to 9 1 1/2 cup servings

In a medium saucepan, saute extra virgin olive oil & bacon until it begins to brown a bit. Add carrots, celery, onions, garlic, rosemary and thyme and cook over medium heat until the vegetables start to soften. Rinse the beans well before using. Add to the mixture the white kidney beans and the water. Increase heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the Rosemary and Thyme stems. To help thicken the soup, remove 2 cups of it and blend with a hand mixer or in a blender. Then add this back to the pot, and stir in parmesan. Season with salt & pepper to taste and enjoy.

This recipee came from the January/February 2009 issue of Best Health Magazine.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THEPOWEROFNOW.

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