Vegetable And Canellini bean soup

Vegetable And Canellini bean soup
  • VEGETABLE AND CANELLINI BEAN SOUP

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 can of Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced,
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tsp dried
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and hot chilli if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 11/2 Litres of chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 ┬ácan no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional

 

Method

 

In a small bowl mash half of the beans with a fork 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 for 20 minutes. 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