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Spinach and Bean Soup (M/P, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: 6-8

1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 can (400gr) whole Italian-style tomatoes
2 large cans cannellini beans, do not drain
2 cups broth-your choice chicken, turkey, vegetable (low-fat, no-salt, regular),
2 packages frozen chopped spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
Your choice of herbs, chopped fresh herbs are best--again, your choice

Sauté garlic in oil for about 1 minute.

Add can of tomatoes, 1 can of the beans (undrained), the salt and pepper, and the broth. Bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, puree the second can of beans in a blender and add to the broth. Stir to blend. Add the spinach, stir to blend and return to boiling then turn heat down and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Now you can add your choice of herbs--oregano and basil make a great combo, amounts to your taste.

Simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve.

Posted by Helen Berger

Nutritional Info PerSserving: N/A