This is a Martha Stewart recipe I found when I wanted to make soup with cannellini beans. It was delicious the first time and it was so fast that I have made it many times when I’m hungry and want to eat right now. (That’s most of the time.) The original recipe is for kale and white beans and if I use baby kale or a tender kale, I like it, but some kale will give this a bitter green taste. I always hated that as a kid, and come to think of it, I still do! So to be sure, I use spinach, but kale of some kinds works great.
The directions say to add half of the beans and mash with a fork, but I found that a potato masher works so much easier. I have tried an immersion blender and that worked but it tended to over blend and turn the soup an undesireable green color. Besides, I like this soup with plenty of whole beans and mashing half the beans gives the soup a nice creaminess.
I usually skip the toast on top, but I would add that to Marlo’s if he liked this soup. No, it is not one of his favorites.
Honestly, this soup goes together in less than 15 minutes. Give it a try and I would love to hear how it goes for you. Thank you for reading this.