Greek Bean and Vegetable Soup



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion

  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 3/4 cup canned, no-salt-added navy or great northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup canned, low-sodium, no-sugar-added whole tomatoes, drained

  • 4 cups washed, ready-to-eat spinach

  • 1/2teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ounce crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese (about 3 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dry roasted, no-salt-added pistachios

  • 2 slices low-sodium whole-grain bread


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, zucchini, celery and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes until vegetables soften.
  2. Add vegetable broth, water, beans, and tomatoes. Break up the tomatoes with the edge of a cooking spoon. Bring soup to a simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and thyme. Cook until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute. Add pepper. Ladle into 2 bowls and sprinkle feta cheese and pistachio nuts on top.

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