Root Vegetable and Bean Soup

October 26, 2017 | Filed under Main Dishes (Vegetarian), Soups & Salads | 0 comments

Root Vegetable and Bean Soup
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Sodium: 477 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 9 g
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Soup
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Copyright Toby Amidor, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Pre, Grab, and Go, Rockridge Press, 2017. Photo courtesy of Nat & Cody Gantz
Ingredients
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 medium parsnip, chopped 1 medium turnip, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium
  • kidney beans, drained
  • and rinsed
  • 6 cups low-sodium
  • vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Stack the spinach leaves, roll them up, and then slice into ribbons. Work in batches if needed.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil until it shimmers. Add the onion, carrot, celery, parsnip, and turnip, and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the beans, and stir to combine. Add the vegetable broth, mirin, and bay leaves, and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Stir in the spinach ribbons and black pepper.
REFRIGERATE: Store the cold soup in a resealable container for up to 1 week. Reheat in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Single servings can be reheated in the microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
FREEZE: Store the cooled soup in individual freezer-safe containers or in one large container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Single servings can be reheated in the microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

 



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