This Tuscan White Bean Soup is hearty and so comforting. Full of white beans, swiss chard, and fresh herbs. Super simple to make and ready in 10 minutes!
This Tuscan White Bean Soup is a quick, vegetarian spin on the traditional Italian soup that we all know and love! It’s cozy, hearty, bursting with flavor and the perfect recipe to make on those busy weeknights when we just didn’t have time to prep ahead. All you need is 10 minutes and a few key ingredients to get started, and you have a hearty soup to keep you warm during the winter months!
My best tip to speed up prep time when making any recipe is to set yourself up with the right kitchen tools. Using a food processor to cut, chop and shred your veggies is one of my favourite ways to save time. You can also buy pre-cut veggies such as shredded carrots, chopped onions, and minced garlic to make life a little bit easier in the kitchen! Next, I’ll reach in the cupboard for some of the favourite pantry essentials like canned beans, canned tomatoes, coconut milk, garlic, onions, bouillon cubes etc. Having a few of these staples on hand makes it a lot easier to whip up any recipe – trust me!
I guess my love affair with beans goes back to my childhood. I am Portugueses after all, and we all know how much we love our beans! Beans are packed with protein and fibre and also makes this soup really thick and hearty. They also keep you feeling fuller longer, making this Tuscan White Bean Soup the perfect complete meal! To make this soup extra thick and creamy, I like to lightly purée the beans directly in the pot. You can use a potato masher or an immersion blender. Just be careful not to over blend or mash it, you want the soup to still be chunky!
The best way to speed the cooking process is by being one step ahead. I start by boiling the water in the kettle. This will be used to add to the bouillon cube and the soup. It also saves time in waiting for it to come to a boil on the stove. While the water is boiling you can prep your other ingredients. For this recipe, I also used pre-shredded carrots and finely chopped celery to speed up the cooking time. Once all the veggies are sautéed, toss in the beans, fresh herbs, and veggie broth and heat until simmering. Once it’s ready, just serve with some grated parmesan and your favourite crusty bread!
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