White Bean Pesto Soup

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Quick and easy to prepare, this Mediterranean inspired soup is a simple way to power up meals that may be lacking in fiber. It also makes for a great bring along lunch. Simply ladle into a jar or thermos and serve.



Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 15-oz cans cannellini beans , drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons basil pesto (or any other flavor)
  • 3 cups spinach , fresh

Directions

Drain and rinse the beans, and add to the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. 

Add pesto and cook for an additional 5 minutes. (If you'd like, you can add salt if needed).

Turn off heat, then stir in the fresh Spinach. Serve while hot.

Total time25 min
Prep5 min
Cook20 min
Yield6 Servings

Nutritional data

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Calories150
Fat4.5g
Sodium135mg
Total Carbs21g
  Dietary Fiber6g
Protein8g

Nutritional Analysis powered by ESHA Food Processor

Tips

Store bought pesto can be used for convenience.

For a lower fat version, make your own pesto at home and add to soup. Here's a great pesto recipe!