NAVY BEAN AND TORTELLINI SOUP

Low Calorie and easy, this soup is great for a weeknight vegetarian meal. Even the boyfriend who hates vegetarian meals liked this one. This soup is peppery, spicy, light and still hearty. Don’t be scared by the mustard greens, they add a great flavor to the soup. But if you cant find them add any greens you like.

NAVY BEAN AND TORTELLINI SOUP-2

Cut up and wash veggies:

wash veggies

Place spices in cheesecloth:

cheesecloth

Wrap it up:

spice wrap

Add them to the broth with spices:

broth with veggies and spices

Take veggies out and add tortellini:

tortellini

Add the mustard greens:

mustard greens

NAVY BEAN AND TORTELLINI SOUP

NAVY BEAN AND TORTELLINI SOUP

Creamy Tortellini with Peppery Mustard Greens in a Flavorful Broth
Author: Meagan { I Eat Therefore I Cook}
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 3 cups mustard greens
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 TBSP peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 TBSP EVOO
  • 1 vegetable bullion cubes
  • 1 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 2 cups of fresh tortellini
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 2 TBSP Grated Parmesan Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash carrot, celery, mustard greens, thyme. Cut carrot and celery into 1-inch pieces. Tear mustard greens off of the stem and into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop parsley. Peel an onion and cut into quarters. Strain and rinse navy beans.
  2. Add thyme, peppercorns and bay leaf to cheesecloth and tie tightly with string.
  3. In a large pot add EVOO and turn heat to high. Add carrots, onion, and celery. Cook until fragrant about 2 min.
  4. Add 6 cups of water, cheesecloth packet, bullion cube, red pepper flakes and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 min.
  5. Strain out all solid items. Bring back to a boil and add tortellini cooking 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add navy beans and mustard greens and cook until tender for about 4 minutes.
  7. Top with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

NOTES

Adapted from a Plated Recipe

Tools Needed:

– Cheesecloth

– Kitchen String