Italian Bean and Tomato Soup Recipe

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A savory medley of legumes and vegetables simmered in a rich sauce, this soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter’s evening – especially when served with a thick ciabatta bun or slice of focaccia bread.

Either place the ingredients in a crockpot at the beginning of a day, or simmer it on the stove for an easy and speedy meal with minimal prep work.

With a malleable, simple flavoring, a variety of herbs can be added. And the broth suits the addition of meat, just in case carnivores are coming to dinner.

Italian Bean and Tomato Soup
Yield: 4 Servings

Italian Bean and Tomato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A savory medley of legumes and vegetables simmered in a rich sauce, this soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter’s evening.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 3 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large can white beans, drained
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour the olive oil in to a soup pot.
  2. Add the garlic cloves, onion, carrots and bell pepper, tossing them to ensure they are evenly coated.
  3. Turn the burner to medium-high heat. Add the oregano, basil, thyme and paprika, evenly sprinkling them over the vegetables.
  4. Caramelize the vegetables for 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Deglaze the pot with the vegetable broth, scraping at the browned pieces and bottom.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until fragrant.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1070mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 8gSugar 6gProtein 9g

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  • Samantha Lowe

    Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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