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Yum Yums: White Bean Spinach Soup

Have I mentioned that I am vegetarian…oh I didn’t….don’t run away screaming. While I have taken the choice to be plant based with my meals, I don’t expect you to make the same choice. It would be awesome if you did- but I am not judging- I just want you to be healthy and happy.

Eating clean, becoming vegetarian means having to relearn foods and having fun in the kitchen learning to cook in a new earth conscious and self-honoring way. So when I stumbled across this recipe I had to try it…..and I LOVED it!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch spinach (about 4 ounces), trimmed and washed
  • 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: 
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions, celery, garlic, and rosemary. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions and garlic are softened but not browned, about 4 minutes. Add broth, bay leaves and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce to a bare simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add spinach and continue cooking until completely wilted, about 5 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon juice. Serve immediately, drizzling remaining olive oil over bowls.

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