Recipe: White Bean Soup

Last updated: August 25, 2021, at 3:22 p.m. PT

Originally published: August 25, 2021, at 3:22 p.m. PT

The image shows white bean soup in a small black bowl garnished with shredded cheese and parsley leaves.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup broth • Ume plum vinegar, to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • Grated parmesan to taste


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a small saucepan and add onions.
  2. Cook until softened – about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, rosemary, and pepper, cooking for one minute more.
  4. Add beans and broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Use a potato masher to slightly mash the beans and thicken the soup.
  7. If using, add vinegar, a few drops at a time, to taste.
  8. Serve topped with parsley and grated parmesan cheese.

Serves: 1-2

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