White Bean Soup with spinach,leeks and couscous. It might sound complicated or time consuming but this tasty soup really isn't. In fact, it's pretty easy to make and won;t have you starting three hours ahead of time to be sure it's finished for dinner!
We love any kind of bean soup but this white bean soup is delicious and very nutritious too. It has only about 2 1/2 grams of total fat and a decent amount of protein and fiber.
This soup is ideal for a fairly quick meal on a chilly evening - get home from work and within about 30 to 40 minutes you can be serving this delicious white bean soup! We think you'll like it!
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White Bean Soup with Spinach, Leeks and Couscous
2 tsp. olive oil
4 leeks, bulb only, chopped (rinsed very well)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
1/2 tsp. dried mint leaves
2-3 tsp. ground cumin
4 (16 oz.) cans, reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 (16 oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole-wheat couscous
2 cups packed fresh spinach leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped parsley
How we make it
In large soup pot heat oil over medium heat.
Add leeks, garlic and carrots and sauté until tender,
about 5 minutes. Add dried mint and cumin. Stir until
fragrant, about 2 more minutes.
Stir in vegetable broth, beans and bay leaves.
Bring to boil; reduce heat to low.
Stir in couscous. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in spinach; add lemon juice and season with salt
Remove bay leaf. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings
Per serving: 170 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat),
30 g carbohydrate, 8 g protein, 7 g dietary fiber, 520 mg sodium.
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