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Easy Tuscan Bean Soup

 
Easy Tuscan Bean Soup
Image © Simply Recipes
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
 
One serving costs about $3.69 One serving costs about $3.69

$3.69 per serving

465 people like this recipe

465 likes

This recipe is ready in 50 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

spoonacular Score:97%

Spoonacular Score: 97%

 

Easy Tuscan Bean Soup is a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains roughly 24g of protein, 25g of fat, and a total of 533 calories. For $2.97 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 465 people have made this recipe and would make it again. A mixture of oregano, cannellini beans beans, celery, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. It will be a hit at your Winter event. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 50 minutes. It is brought to you by Simply Recipes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 44%. This score is solid. Try Easy Tuscan Bean Soup, Easy Tuscan Bean Soup, and Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe – a Completely Different Twist on Vegetable Soup for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 cups
4 cups baby spinach
baby spinach
0.5
0.5  baguette
baguette
some
some black pepper
black pepper
30 ounces
30 ounces canned white cannellini beans
canned white cannellini beans
2
2  carrots
carrots
1 stalk
1 stalk celery
celery
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
fresh oregano
3 sprigs
3 sprigs fresh oregano
fresh oregano
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons olive oil
olive oil
some
some olive oil
olive oil
some
some olive oil
olive oil
1
1  onion
onion
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan
parmesan
some
some parmesan
parmesan
0.25 teaspoons
0.25 teaspoons salt
salt
5 cups
5 cups vegetable stock
vegetable stock
4 cups baby spinach
4 cups
baby spinach
0.5  baguette
0.5
baguette
4 servings black pepper
4 servings
black pepper
30 ounces canned white cannellini beans
30 ounces
canned white cannellini beans
2  carrots
2
carrots
1 stalk celery
1 stalk
celery
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 tablespoon
fresh oregano
3 sprigs fresh oregano
3 sprigs
fresh oregano
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons
olive oil
4 servings olive oil
4 servings
olive oil
4 servings olive oil
4 servings
olive oil
1  onion
1
onion
0.5 cups parmesan
0.5 cups
parmesan
4 servings parmesan
4 servings
parmesan
0.25 teaspoons salt
0.25 teaspoons
salt
5 cups vegetable stock
5 cups
vegetable stock

Equipment

potato masher
potato masher
frying pan
frying pan
toaster
toaster
bowl
bowl
ladle
ladle
oven
oven
pot
pot
potato masher
potato masher
frying pan
frying pan
toaster
toaster
bowl
bowl
ladle
ladle
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Simply Recipes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.69
Ingredient
4 cups baby spinach
1/2 baguette
some black pepper
30 ounces canned white cannellini beans
2 carrots
1 stalk celery
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
3 sprigs fresh oregano
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
some olive oil
some olive oil
1 onion
1/2 cup parmesan
some parmesan
5 cups vegetable stock
Price
$1.41
$1.07
$0.01
$1.82
$0.21
$0.15
$0.26
$0.31
$0.07
$0.50
$0.67
$0.67
$0.24
$1.05
$2.53
$3.78
$14.76

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You have probably heard by now that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread. While this is true and definitely worth considering, you should be aware that all bread (especially your typical supermarket loaves) will raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

  • Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
800 Calories
31g Protein
50g Total Fat
62g Carbs
34% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
800
40%

Fat
50g
78%

  Saturated Fat
12g
79%

Carbohydrates
62g
21%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
28mg
10%

Sodium
2705mg
118%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
31g
63%

Vitamin K
193µg
184%

Vitamin A
8958IU
179%

Calcium
751mg
75%

Fiber
14g
58%

Vitamin E
7mg
47%

Iron
8mg
45%

Phosphorus
368mg
37%

Folate
142µg
36%

Manganese
0.67mg
34%

Selenium
18µg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.34mg
20%

Magnesium
66mg
17%

Vitamin C
12mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Potassium
444mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.23mg
12%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.51µg
9%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.5mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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