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.
30ouncescooked white kidney beansso 2 15-ounce cans of cooked white kidney beans
juice of 1 lime
In a large, deep pot over medium heat, add the oil to heat.
Add the onions, celery and carrots, salt and pepper. Stir togetherand 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 the 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+!