White Bean Spinach Soup (Vegan)

White bean and spinach soup is vegan-friendly, healthy, and quick to make when you want to warm up on a cold night.

white bean and spinach soup

Some benefits of spinach:

Helps prevent Cancer: The antioxidants in spinach have anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent cancer.

Keeps your heart healthy: The folate in spinach helps lowers homocysteine levels that are associated with heart disease.

Building healthy bones: Foods rich in vitamin K, like spinach, help prevent weak bones. The calcium and magnesium help to keep your bones strong.

Better eyesight: Retinal, a form of vitamin A, is an important ingredient in the eye’s retina. Your eyes need vitamin A to function at their best.

Keeping mentally focused: The folate in spinach is crucial for cognitive function.

Energy: The iron and folate in spinach help prevent anemia.

Ingredients to make white bean spinach soup

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cans white beans – cannellini beans or any type of white bean
  • vegetable broth
  • bay leaves
  • garlic cloves minced
  • chili flakes optional if you want to add some heat, my family likes a little spice so I did include a little bit chili flakes
  • oregano
  • dried thyme
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 3 cups of spinach or you can use kale
  • water if the soup is too thick – I did add about 1 1/2 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make white bean spinach soup

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium to high heat and cook onions for 3-5 minutes.
  • Next add in the minced garlic, carrots, thyme, oregano, cook about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth, bay leaves, and beans – cook for about 10 minutes
  • Remove bay leaves and add the spinach, salt, and pepper to taste; let this simmer until the spinach wilts. Turn off heat
  • Serve with bread and enjoy!

Looking for more vegan / vegetarian meals or just healthy recipes that you can make for dinner that are budget friendly and quick? Check out my sweet potato and carrot soup and my vegan chili recipe.

white bean and spinach soup

White Bean Spinach Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cans white beans (cannellini beans)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes optional
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 3 cup spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium to high heat and cook onions for 3-5 minutes.
  • Next add in the minced garlic, carrots, thyme, oregano, cook about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth, bay leaves, and beans – cook for about 10 minutes
  • Remove bay leaves and add the spinach, salt and pepper; let this simmer until the spinach wilts. Turn off heat
  • Serve with bread and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Add 1 cup of water if too thick
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