Orzo Bean Soup

Serves:

5 Servings

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

40 Minutes

Total Time:

50 Minutes

This soup packs a punch of flavor and fiber leaving your belly happy! Sometimes I use cannellini beans in this recipe and other times I use chickpeas. Both versions are delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 can or 2 cups of cooked cannellini or garbanzo beans

  • 1 cup of dried orzo (whole grain, if possible)

  • 5 oz of fresh spinach

  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce

  • 2 cups of vegetable broth

  • 1 small yellow onion

  • 1 Bell pepper

  • Handful of fresh parsley (chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

  • Pepper to taste

Preparation

Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and veggie broth to a large pot and bring to a simmer. Next, add the remaining ingredients, except for the orzo and spinach to the pot and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add in Orzo and spinach and let simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Add more salt and/or pepper if needed.

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