White Bean Soup

This slightly spicy White Bean Soup recipe is simple, hearty and ready in under an hour, making it the perfect weeknight meal.

White Bean Soup

Ingredients
Orzo:
  1. 1/2 cup Orzo uncooked
  2. 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Soup:
  1. 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
  2. 1 Sweet Onion chopped
  3. 1 Individual Stalk of Celery thinly sliced
  4. 4 cloves Garlic minced
  5. 1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  6. 2 tsp. Dried Italian Seasoning
  7. 3 Cups packed, Pre-washed Kale de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  8. 32 oz. Vegetable Broth
  9. 2 15 oz. Cans White Beans drained
  10. 2 Bay Leaves
  11. Juice of 1 Large Lemon Fresh Squeezed, about 4 tbsp.
  12. Salt and Pepper to taste
  13. 2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley chopped

Instructions
  • Prepare orzo to al dente in a medium sauce pan according to package directions. Drain. Pour into a separate bowl and mix in 1/2 tbsp. olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and celery. Season lightly with salt. Saute for about 7 minutes.
  • Reduce to medium heat, then add 1 tbsp. olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, kale, and saute for additional two minutes.