Spinach and Sausage Soup with Pink Beans

Spinach and Sausage Soup with Pink Beans

8 ounces Italian sweet sausage, cut in bite-sized chunks

2 cups water

¼ cup olive oil

2 white onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped, leaves included

2 cups beef broth

Bunch fresh spinach, kale, or escarole, or 10-ounce package frozen, chopped spinach

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 13-ounce can pink or red kidney beans, drained

Salt, to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste


Place the sausage in a soup kettle. Add ¾ cup water and bring to a boil; let water boil off.  Add the oil if dry and sauté the onions, garlic, and celery for 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the cheese; cover and simmer for 35 minutes.  Serve in heated bowls. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.



from The Everything Glycemic Index Cookbook


Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 344

Fat: 20g




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