Tuscan Bean Soup (Ribollita)


This soup is similar to minestrone, but uses beans instead of pasta. A wonderful soup to be enjoyed year-round.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 zucchini, sliced

  • 4 (14 ounce) cans vegetable stock

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • ¼ cup pesto

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag fresh spinach


  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat; saute onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir vegetable stock, cannellini beans, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, and pesto into vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat; saute spinach until wilted, about 5 minutes. Spoon sauteed spinach into each serving bowl; ladle soup over spinach.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
18g Fat
32g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 1137mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 256mg 20%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 939mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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