Last week I looked in my fridge and I found: some sautéed mushrooms, some boiled cannellini beans and one head of raw broccoli. “This is perfect! – I thought – I’ll make a delicious tuscany-style soup”. Please feel free to modify this recipe according to your leftovers: you might miss the mushrooms but you might have some boiled potatoes, or leeks and zucchini etc.. Just add some chicken or vegetable bouillon and it’s done. Do you prefer it gluten-free? instead of bread slices add some cooked rice.
Soup is an important dish of every meal. Having a bowl of soup has a lot of health benefits as you get to eat more vegetables full of nutrients. Here are some reasons why you should eat soup:
Soup is good for your health and can help you lose weight.
An easy way to add vegetables to your daily meals is to make and eat soup. Eating vegetables is part of a healthy diet so veggie soups are highly recommended. Soups are slimming. A bowl of soup has few calories but is very nutritious.
Soup is satisfying.
Soup fills you up because it stretches the stomach. You easily feel full so it’s ideal to eat soup at the beginning of every meal.
Soup is affordable.
Making soup won’t require a lot of money. For a small cost, you can make a lot of people feel full and healthy. And it’s a smart way to use the fridge leftovers.
Soup is easy to make and delicious.
Soup can be a comfort food as it is delicious. It is easy to make. With only a few ingredients, one can make a bowl of hearty soup for a cold evening.
Easy hearty comforting recipe made with the fridge leftovers for a healthy soup that has the Tuscany flavor. Add some artisan bread or croutons with freshly grated parmesan cheese and you have the most delish and satisfying dish.
- red or golden chopped onion - 1
- XVOO - 3 tbs
- sautéed mushrooms - 1 cup
- cooked (cannellini) beans - 1 or 2 cups
- (raw or cooked) broccoli - about 1 lb
- bouillon cube - 1 x 4 cups of water
- salt - to taste
- before serving add
- bread - 1 or 2 slices each dish
- grated (parmigiano) cheese - to taste
- freshly ground black pepper - to taste
- XVOO - to taste
cut broccoli into small florets and wash, if broccoli are already cooked add them to the soup when you add the beans
in a pot sautée the chopped onion with some XVOO till golden brown, add sautéed mushrooms
add the raw broccoli florets, add water and bouillon cubes.
Cover and let it simmer for 10/15 minutes (till broccoli becomes soft). Add beans and serve with some rustic bread, freshly grated cheese and XVOO. Slurp on.