Spinach and White Bean Soup

Recipe: Spinach and White Bean Soup

This easy soup, my version of the one pictured below, is chock full of veggies, and freezes wonderfully.

Spinach and Chickpea Soup (Women's Health Mag)

Article from Women’s Health Magazine

I love the idea of customizing this soup by adding different types of beans and greens.

Recipe: Spinach and White Bean Soup 2

Ingredients: makes apr. 6-8 servings

  • 7 cups water
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped*
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt/pepper

*This is a good vid on how to slice/wash leeks. Another way is to chop the leeks into whatever size pieces you plan to cook, and then swirl them in a bowl of water.

Recipe: Spinach and White Bean Soup 3

  • Bring water, carrots, celery, leek, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover pot with lid, and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt and spinach. Stir, and continue cooking for about 12 minutes.
  • While the soup is cooking, heat EVOO in a pan over medium heat. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper and garlic, being very careful not to let the garlic burn.
  • Add 2 cups of the soup to the pan, mix thoroughly, then add the EVOO/garlic/soup mixture to the soup pot.
  • Stir, and add beans and fresh dill.
  • Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper.
  • Remove bay leaves, and serve.

Recipe: Spinach and White Bean Soup 4

If desired, top with chicken/turkey and serve with bread.

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  1. This looks delicious! And the sliced chicken breast makes it look even more amazing.

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! I was surprised by how light this soup is, and I was particularly starving that day 🙂

  2. Delicious dish!!! Thanks for posting this!

  3. This is one of my favorite soups! I make it quite often with kale or swiss chard. I will try adding spinach next time.

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Now that sounds good! Maybe I’ll try it with those or with a mixture to add different types of greens to my diet.

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