Mediterranean Bean Soup (Recipe)

May 13, 2022

Mediterranean Bean Soup (Recipe)


✅  extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ 1 Large russet potato, peeled, diced into small cubes

✅ 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

✅ 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes

✅ 1 tbsp white vinegar

✅ 1 tbsp ground coriander

✅ 1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

✅ 1 tsp Spanish paprika

✅ Salt and pepper

✅ 5 cups low sodium vegetable broth (or broth of your choice)

✅ 8-oz frozen spinach, no need to thaw

✅ 2 cups cooked red kidney beans (or 1 15-oz can)

✅ 2 cups cooked cannellini beans (or 1 15-oz can)

✅ 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15-oz can)

✅ Basil leaves for garnish, optional

✅ 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts for garnish, optional

For Tomato Pesto Sauce:

✅ 2-3 large garlic cloves (you can start with less garlic if you’re not sure)

✅ 1 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes

✅ 15-20 large basil leaves

✅ 1/2 cup Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil

✅ Salt and pepper

✅ 1/3 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1️⃣ In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat two tbsp of olive oil. Reduce heat to medium and add the diced potatoes and onions. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, tossing regularly.

2️⃣ Add tomatoes, vinegar, spices, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for another 4 minutes.

3️⃣ Uncover, add vegetable broth and frozen spinach. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil for 4 minutes or so. Add the kidney beans, cannellini beans, and chickpeas. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes (potatoes should be tender at this point).

4️⃣ While soup is cooking, make the tomato pesto. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade, place garlic and tomatoes. Pulse a few times to combine. Add basil and puree. While processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil a little bit at a time. Transfer the thick tomato pesto to a bowl, and stir in grated Parmesan.

5️⃣ When soup is ready, remove from heat. Stir in the tomato pesto.

6️⃣ Transfer to serving bowl. Top each bowl with a few basil leaves and toasted pine nuts. Enjoy with your favorite crusty bread!


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