Tuscan White Bean Soup aka Ribollita is hearty, creamy and SO cozy!! It takes only 15 minutes of prep time! It’s such an easy soup to make, and after simmering, you blend half of it for a creamy and flavourful base. Definitely a must for the holiday season.
Here’s a fact of life: I love soup season. Like, ADORE. It’s one of the best parts of the cozy season, and there’s nothing like a good, warm and seasoned soup. I’ve always preferred thicker soups like bisques, but find myself lately also craving soups that you can get something to “bite” for that hearty feel. This Tuscan White Bean Soup is for sure the best of both worlds. I blend some of the soup so that you can get that nice, thick and creamy base but also leave enough so that you get that mix.
This White Bean Soup aka Ribollita ticks a lot of boxes on the “great” recipe checklist. It’s great for a quick meal that will give you multiple servings. It’s also affordable and budget friendly. And most importantly – it’s delicious!
Another cool thing about this post is that this recipe will be available on SideChef! It’s a recipe app featuring over 16,000 recipes with step-by-step photos (like mine!) and the best thing is that they’re collaborating with bloggers (like myself!) so we’re all beautifully featured. Even straight from their homepage – you can see the cost of each recipe so easily!!
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Onion, celery, carrot and garlic – these are your classic mirepoix ingredients! I wouldn’t sub these – they’re going to bring a boost of flavour to your dish!
Italian seasoning or dried oregano, dried parsley, dried basil – these give it your “Tuscan” flavour but you can also substitute it for one of your favourite seasoning mixes. The flavours will be different but still delicious
Cans of white kidney beans – the star of the show! You can use any white beans, but these are my favourite!
vegetable broth – ensure that you’re using a nice and flavourful veggie broth since this will also greatly impact the flavour.
Kale – I love some kale in this to add a boost of greens, but feel free to sub this for spinach, or leave it out!
juice of 1 lime – you can also swap lemon juice or vinegar. A boost of acidity really helps with the flavours!
In a large, deep pot over medium heat, add the oil to heat.
Add the onions, celery and carrots, salt and pepper. Stir together and allow to sauteé for about 8 minutes, until the onions are translucent and the carrots are softened.
Add in the garlic, and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the veggies begin to look caramelized.
Add in the Italian seasoning, kidney beans and stir to combine.
Pour in the vegetable broth and stir again. Bring to a boil, and then to a simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove 2 cups of the soup (with veggies in it – just scoop two cups out), and add to your blender. Add ½ cup of water to that mix, and blend until completely smooth).
Pour this mix back into your soup, and stir to combine.
Stir in the kale and lime juice. The residual heat will help to add heat to all of these.
Allow soup to cool slightly then serve with some bread! Enjoy!
Don’t skip the saute time for the mirepoix ingredients. It makes such a difference and will truly result in a flavourful soup.
If you want a more “watery” soup, you don’t have to blend it out at all! But it is preferred. You can also alternatively blend the entire soup.
I would wait to add the majority of your salt until the end. The saltiness of your dish will depend on the amount of salt in your veggie broth, so you want to wait until the end to add the final amounts of salt so you don’t oversalt it.
You can definitely double this recipe or half it, and it freezes well too! ● You can top this soup with an extra drizzle of olive oil, some pesto, or even some grated vegan cheese!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe SO much! It’s such a time saver for me, comes together so easily, and tastes incredible! Be sure to check out SideChef for the shoppable recipe, and buy the ingredients on Walmart+!
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