A quick and easy vegetable soup that packs a lot of flavor in a short amount of time.
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Prep Time: 25minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 45minutes
15ouncesbeans(cannellini, pinto, kidney...pick your favorite bean)
1/2largesweet oniondiced (about 1 cup)
3carrotsdiced (about 3/4 cup)
3stalks celerydiced (about 3/4 cup)
1smallzucchinidiced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4tspblack pepperfreshly ground
2cupsbaby spinach leaveschopped
1/3cupParmesanfreshly grated, optional
Add 1/2 beans and 1/2 diced tomatoes to Ninja blender, pulse 5 or 6 times. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, cumin, sage, salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the broth, blended bean and tomato mixture, remaining tomatoes with the juice and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Add remaining whole beans and the spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes more.
Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired.
Recipe by MyUntangledLife.com at https://myuntangledlife.com/carolina-vegetable-soup/