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Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars
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"White bean soup with spinach and leeks is a delicious and filling soup that is perfect for vegetarians if you use vegetable broth, and quick to make. I've been making this soup for years, but I really craved it when I was pregnant with my fourth child."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 (1 cup) servings)

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, cannellini beans, bay leaves and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 179 calories; 2 30.6 9.4 0 432 Full nutrition

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Delicious and easy soup. Great for vegetarians, like me, when you use vegetable broth. Two suggestions: If you are a lemon lover like me, squeezing a wedge of lemon into your soup or floating a ...

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Our soup prepared as per recipe was very bland! My wife however rescued it by adding crushed tomatoes and green chili peppers ...one 28oz can of tomatoes and one 4 oz can of green chilies.....th...

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Delicious and easy soup. Great for vegetarians, like me, when you use vegetable broth. Two suggestions: If you are a lemon lover like me, squeezing a wedge of lemon into your soup or floating a ...

Our soup prepared as per recipe was very bland! My wife however rescued it by adding crushed tomatoes and green chili peppers ...one 28oz can of tomatoes and one 4 oz can of green chilies.....th...

Great recipe! I modified the recipe with one can of beans, a 10 oz package of frozen spinach, and three leeks. Two cans of beans was overwhelming, and I don't usually have fresh spinach on han...

I've made this soup many times and it always turns out great. I do add an extra can of chicken broth which keeps it from getting too thick.

Wonderful recipe! I went with what was suggested by other reviewers and substituted the cumin for rosemary and thyme and left out the couscous. I also substituted vegetable broth for chicken bro...

my husband and i are definitely NOT vegetarians, but we were both sick and i needed to make something out of what i had on hand. we were suprised to find that this soup really hit the spot. we...

very good. I used rosemary and thyme instead of cumin for a different flavor. I also used the entire leek, not just the bulb.

YUMMY! I messed up and added a BOX of couscous and it turned out like a side dish--a very delicious side dish. Then I added more broth and made it into a soup and it was still good. I also use...

This is delicious. Next time I'll omit the couscous. It doesn't need it!