Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spinach, White Bean and Turkey Sausage Soup

Another one of my favorite food blogs is Closet Cooking. Kevin is an amazing cook and has great photos! You have to go check him out. I cannot get enough of what he makes. I have mentioned in the past that I'm trying to stick to a South Beach Diet type of eating. When I saw his post for this soup, I nearly jumped for joy. It's perfect for Phase 1. No carbs, no sugar. I quickly ran out and bought the ingredients and made this soup. The taste is amazing and almost indescribable. It had such a refreshing clean taste to it and the sausage loads it with tons of flavor. Try it out. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Spinach, White Bean and Turkey Sausage Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound Italian turkey sausage (casing removed and crumbled)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
4 cups chicken stock
1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 bay leaf
1 bunch spinach (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the sausage and cook until no longer pink and set aside. Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and red chili pepper flakes and saute for another minute. Add the sausage, stock, beans, oregano, and bay leaf and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the spinach and simmer until it wilts. Add the lemon juice and remove from heat.


Kevin said...

Looks good! I really enjoyed this soup as well. It is so simple and yet so tasty!

A Mommy & Daughter in the Family Kitchen said...

just made is deliciocioso!!! we're gonna put it on our blog too :-}

and_she_makes_four said...

Jaime, I'm making this dish right now and it's tasting SOO good!