Mediterranean White Bean Soup by Allen Neighborhood Center

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced (or green garlic) 1 large carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 6 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon dried thyme a sprig or two of Veggie Box winter savory 1 teaspoon kosher salt teaspoon black pepper 3 15-oz. canned white beans drained and rinsed 2 cups baby spinach (or arugula) Grated parmesan cheese for serving Veggie Box scallions for serving

Instructions

In a large pot or saucepan, heat olive over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, oregano, winter savory, salt and pepper, and cook for an additional 2-3minutes. Add vegetable broth and beans, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to combine all of the flavors together. Stir in the spinach and continue to simmer until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes Remove from heat, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and diced scallions, if desired, and serve immediately.