Healthy and Comforting Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup

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Healthy and Comforting Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 24, 2023

This Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup is a healthy and comforting dish that is packed with flavor and nutrients. Made with fresh spinach, leeks, and white beans, this soup is both delicious and nourishing. It can be enjoyed as a light lunch or dinner and is perfect for colder days. With its creamy texture and hearty ingredients, this soup is sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you warm.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and sliced leeks to the pot. Cook until leeks are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth, white beans, chopped spinach, dried thyme, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  4. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree about half of the soup until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, if you prefer a chunky soup, you can skip this step.
  6. Simmer the soup for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the soup hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

Interesting Facts

  • Spinach is a nutrient-dense leafy green vegetable that is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium.
  • Leeks are a member of the onion family and provide a mild, sweet flavor to dishes.
  • White beans are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber.
  • This soup can be easily customized by adding other vegetables such as carrots or celery.