How You Bean Soup


A flavorful soup that’s vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes? You bet your beans! For the family member who simply can’t handle a meatless meal, add a serving of rotisserie chicken or Italian sausage to their bowl.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 250
Fat: 10.4g
Saturated fat: 1.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 5.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
Protein: 11.8g
Carbohydrate: 30.5g
Fiber: 9.2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Iron: 3.8mg
Sodium: 593mg
Calcium: 189mg


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Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 cup chopped onion
• ½ cup chopped carrot
• ½ cup chopped celery
• ½ teaspoon salt, divided
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 4 cups organic vegetable broth, divided
• 7 cups stemmed, chopped kale (about 1 bunch)
• 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
• 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
• ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary


PREPARATION
Prep time: 30 minutes

1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, carrot, celery and sauté 6 minutes or until tender.
2. Stir in ¼ teaspoon salt and garlic; cook 1 minute.
3. Stir in 3 cups vegetable broth and kale. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until kale is crisp-tender.
4. Place half of cannellini beans and remaining 1 cup vegetable broth in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Add pureed bean mixture, remaining cannellini beans, black beans, and pepper to soup.
5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, vinegar, and rosemary. Serve hot.

Servings: 6 (about 1¼ cups each)







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