2 heads (yes, heads!) garlic, smashed, peeled and roughly chopped (no need to mince it too finely)
1 large or 2 small onions, chopped
4 TBL olive oil
1 quart vegetable broth
Dash each of dried basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes
Canned tomatoes -- I use one 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes. You could use more if you want a more tomato-y soup.
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed
1 bunch dark leafy greens (spinach, collards, kale, etc. -- I prefer kale), rinsed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium to medium-high heat. Add the garlic and the basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes and saute for 5-7 minutes more. Add the vegetable broth, tomatoes, white beans, salt and pepper and let simmer for just a few minutes. Then add the greens, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until they've cooked down. Serve immediately or refrigerate/freeze for later.
This really makes me feel better. Way better than chicken soup
"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" - Edgars Mission
The weather is starting to get really cold here, and I am in the middle of a cold - I will definitely be making this soup over the weekend! Thanks for sharing!!
Ashlend and Lavender Phase, thanks for both the recipe and the link to the healing herbs. My brother came down with a cold over New Year's, his wife got it the next day, and my BIL got it the day he (and the rest of his family)left for Australia, a 24-hour flight. I see this soup, and various additions to it, in the next few days.
(I wonder if this immunity soup works partly by keeping people who might be sick away from you, in addition to boosting your immunity?) :P
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.
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