Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until celery is tender,5 to 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add beans, water, broth, pepper, and thyme; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Roll up several spinach leaves together, cigar fashion, and thinly slice. Repeat with remaining spinach.
  • With slotted spoon, remove 2 cups beans from soup mixture and reserve.
  • Spoon one-fourth of mixture into blender; cover, with center part of cover removed to let steam escape, and puree until smooth.
  • Pour into bowl.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Return puree and reserved beans to saucepan; heat to.
  • boiling over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
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