White Bean Soup with Garlic, Rosemary, and Spinach

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 15 oz. cans cannellini beans
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 8 oz fresh spinach, washed and stemmed
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Before you begin, pour one of the cans of cannellini beans (with its liquid) into a blender and purée until smooth. Drain the other two cans of beans.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to a soup pot with the olive oil. Sauté the garlic over medium for about one minute, or just until the garlic is very fragrant.
  • Add the puréed cannellini beans, the other two cans of drained beans, broth, vinegar, rosemary, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt, and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  • Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to medium-high, and bring the soup to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium low, remove the lid, and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Ten minutes before serving, add the spinach, cover, and bring the soup back to a boil. Boil for five minutes, then remove the pot from the heat.
  • Smash the beans slightly to thicken the soup even more. Taste the soup and add salt if needed. Serve hot, with crusty bread for dipping!

About Jeffrey Thal

Lancaster Food Styles highlights the best resources our community has to offer. From farmers to markets to vendors to retailers, we highlight those members of our wonderful food community who are striving to improve the presence of the commercial and retail food industry for all the citizens of Lancaster. The food we eat and drink is important to every single one of us, and we believe that everyone is entitled to safe and healthy food and drink. We hope to engage the citizens of our city and county who care about the food we eat and the environment in which we live. We know there are many people in the community who are doing wonderful things that benefit the people of Lancaster, as customers and consumers. We hope you will let us know who they are so that we can learn and inform those who eat and drink. That, as we know, is all of us. We are all in this together. Let's build a community.

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