This is a lovely Italian bean soup with fresh spinach, chicken stock and cannellini beans, a bit like minestrone. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
The texture is too watery. I will reduce or eliminate the water next time. Am reducing it to see if the flavor can become more intense. I like thick soups and this doesn't fit that. - 23 Oct 2011
- 23 Oct 2011
I love Tuscan White Bean soup. This recipe is a good base, however many of the suggested modifications should be considered. Chicken or vegetable broth, extra garlic, and extra thyme & rosemary. I prefer using broccoli over spinach for much more taste. As a final touch, three necessities: 1. Fresh Parsley! About a handful chopped. Really adds a fresh taste. 2. Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Stir in about a 1/4 cup at the very end. Can't make a decent italian soup without using a decent olive oil. 3. And finally, some freshly grated quality parmesan cheese on top. None of that store shelf canned stuff. Good cheese goes a long, long way. - 29 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)