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  • Serves: 2 Servings

White Beans and Collard Greens Soup

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Category: Low Fat, Soups, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/3 lb Collard greens; prepared as
  • -directed
  • 1/3 c Onion; diced
  • 1 Stalk celery; diagonally
  • -sliced
  • 1 md Carrot; cut in 1/4" pieces
  • -or half-moon slices
  • 2 oz Sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 ts Bouquet garni; or more
  • Pepper; freshly ground
  • 6 c Water
  • 4 ts Concentrated soup base;
  • -vegetable
  • 10 oz Cooked french beans; *see
  • -note
  • 1 1/2 c Roasted mixed vegetables;
  • -*see note
  • 1/4 ts Sea salt; if needed


1 ts Lemon zest
2 ts Chopped fresh cilantro; or
1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper;
-to taste

1. Remove spines from about 4 collard leaves. Rinse well. Towel dry. Cut
into long ribbons, about 1-1/4 wide. Stack the ribbons and jullienne.

2. Spray a large soup pan and lightly brown the raw onion, celery, carrots,
mushrooms and collards. Stir-fry for about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with
thyme, mixed herbs and pepper. Add the water, better than bouillon or
similar soup base, cooked flageolets and mixed vegetables on hand;
preferrably roasted. Heat until almost boiling. Simmer partially covered,
cooking gently for about 30 minutes, and the liquid has been reduced by
half (or to 3 or 4 cups). Taste and add salt if necessary; add more water
if desired. Cover, ajar, simmer another 10 minutes or so. Adjust heat to
cook up to another 30 minutes, but t it's best not to overcook the greens
or the beans. Better to reheat in the microwave.

Serve two or three bowls of soup and garnish with finely chopped lemon zest
and cilantro, mixed with freshly ground black pepper.

REVIEW: This soup resembles Japanese miso in appearance: clear dark broth,
and slices of greens, mushrooms and carrots. The beans add flavor and
texture. Very good. The lemon adds a bite and the cilantro adds an after

NOTES: Cooked flageolet beans, drained; alternates are black eyed peas,
navy or northern white beans. Assorted leftover roasted vegetables: such as
potatoes, red onion, fennel bulb, carrots chunks, and/or parsnips with a
little white wine and vegetable broth: covered in 400F oven for about 30
minutes (stirring and adding liquid if necessary after 20 minutes.

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