5 Ingredient White Bean Soup

Hope you all had a safe and wonderful New Years!  I had a nice few weeks off from blogging but I'm happy to be back.
This first recipe of 2015 is so fast and easy you might be surprised how great it tastes.  It is also a great base for a number of variations just by adding chicken, sausage, mushrooms or whatever else you may have in your kitchen.  Because this white bean soup stores well and it is a perfect meal to prepare on Sunday and you'll be set for lunches for the week.
Enjoy this cozy meal that you can be sure will be in line with your New Year's resolutions!

5 Ingredient White Bean Soup
Serves 6

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
2 16-ounce cans of Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 to 1 cup of spinach, kale or other leafy greens
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot.  Add shallots and sauté until golden brown.  Add 4 cups of broth and beans to pot.
Remove about 1/2 cup of beans and a few tablespoons of broth and puree in a food processor.  Add back to pot and add greens.
Serve with homemade croutons or crunchy bread.

Nutrition Facts: 469 Calories, 6g Fat, 76g Carbohydrates, 30g Protein, 31g Fiber, 294mg Sodium, 1783mg Potassium

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