Italian White Bean Soup With Greens (Sbd)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Just made this for lunch on my third day of the south beach diet. It is really wonderful--of course, I did triple the garlic and add more red pepper flakes, but this does not taste like diet food! Enjoy! Use vegetable broth to make this vegetarian/vegan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Boil greens for about 5 minutes, just till tender, and then plunge into water to stop cooking.
  3. Squeeze out as much water as possible and set aside (you can do this step before you make the rest of the soup.).
  4. Bring broth to simmer in large pot over med-high heat.
  5. Add garlic and greens, and beans (if using canned, rinse and drain to rid the excess sodium!) Simmer gently for about ten minutes, partially covered.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls.
  8. Pass cheese and pepper flakes at table.
Most Helpful

I have made this before, and it is just wonderful (and very SBD friendly. I use a big bag of "Chard of Many Colors" from Trader Joe's, with canellini beans. If I want the soup as a meal by itself, I'll throw in some turkey sausage, but it's a wonderful soup either way. Thanks for posting this!

jenna sais quoi March 17, 2007

Wow! This has got a TON of flavor for such a healthy soup. I did double the beans as we were having it with a salad so I wanted a bit more substance. Also, I boiled the garlic with the broth, which I think opened the flavor a bit. This soup keeps wonderfully for leftovers (I used Kale) and makes a great take-to-work snack. Thanks!

AKillian24 February 20, 2008