White Bean and Lemon Soup

Submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN

“This warm and nourishing vegetarian bean soup is loaded with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and iron! The hint of lemon and the touch of creaminess from the parmesan cheese makes this soup extra delicious!” – Anna

● 2 15-oz. cans Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
● 4 cups lower-sodium vegetable broth divided
● 2 Tbsp. olive oil
● 1 yellow onion finely chopped
● 2 large carrots finely chopped
● 1 tsp. each kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
● 4 garlic cloves minced
● 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
● 3 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
● 1 bunch kale (approx. 7oz)
● Zest and juice of 1 lemon
● 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish

1. Combine 1 can of Cannellini beans and 1 cup of broth in a blender; blend until completely smooth. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium. Add onions and carrots; cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 6 or 7 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Add remaining can of Cannellini beans, chickpeas, and rosemary; stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute.

3. Stir in blended bean and broth mixture, remaining 3 cups broth, and chopped kale. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes, or until soup slightly thickens. Stir in lemon zest and juice. Gradually sprinkle in Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously (don’t add it all at once or it may clump).

4. Ladle soup into each of 6 bowls, and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, cracked black pepper, and chopped rosemary, if desired. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe from: https://dishingouthealth.com/white-bean-soup/

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 9 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg 1 %
Sodium 524 mg 22 %
Potassium 625 mg 18 %
Total Carbohydrate 55g 18 %
Dietary Fiber 15 g 62 %
Sugars 6 g
Protein 18 g 37 %
Vitamin A 102 %
Vitamin C 9 %
Calcium 81 %
Iron 25 %

This recipe can be viewed at Anna’s website by visiting:  https://www.holisticnutritioncoach.org/white-bean-and-lemon-soup

Anna Pippin, MSHN
Anna Pippin, MSHNOwner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.
Anna lives in Lyme and is the owner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.. She believes one can heal from eating whole, nutritious foods and it is her passion to help and support others on their own path to nutritional wellness.

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