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Road Recipe: White bean and Spinach Soup

It’s Road Recipe time again and this month, in partnership with we are bringing you a hearty, healthy white bean and spinach soup. This quick to make soup is based around fridge stable veggies and pantry staples and it freezes and reheats like the first time you made it.

We love this quick and easy riff on a Tuscan White Bean Soup because it makes about three servings for two people and that means we can put up two quarts in the freezer for a quick meal at the end of the drive day. Here is our recipe and we hope you enjoy it. 

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt – or to taste

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper – or to taste

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 bay leaves

2 cans (15.5 ounces, each) Great Northern Beans or white bean

1/2 can corn kernels

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 yellow onion

1 large Carrot 

3 stalks celery

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (Optional) 

6 cups low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth



Prep – Peel and  dice the yellow onion,  mince the Garlic and peel and chop the carrots into equal sized pieces. Dice the celery sticks by cutting the rib in two lengthwise and then into ¼ inch rounds. Be sure to pull out any strings from the celery rib. Rough chop the fresh parsley. Open the cans of Northern Beans and Corn Kernels and drain them. (If your in an RV wait to drain the until after you add the broth and use the broth container so you don’t put bean juice in your grey water tank!) 


Cook – Heat the butter and the olive oil over medium-high heat in your pan.

Add onions, carrots, celery, and parsley to the heated oil; cook for 5 minutes, or until just tender. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add vegetable broth; stir in salt, pepper, dried oregano and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in beans and corn kernels; continue to cook for 5 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly. Add spinach and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.


Serving – Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve with toasted bread slices. When the soup has cooled put the remainder into freezer safe 1 Qt containers (I use Deli containers), label and date them and freeze. On a drive day, pull on one of of the freezer and leave it in the sink for a quick and easy reheat at the end of a long journey.


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