White Bean Stew is a hearty bowl of perfection to warm you to your toes during the cold months. Brimming with white beans, aromatic herbs, and vegetable stock, it’s a comfort dish that hits every spot. Serve with garlic bruschetta on the side for an added dash of deliciousness.
This hearty recipe features bold flavors of fresh rosemary, sage and leeks, it only requires one pot and includes no ham hock. It’s just pure, clean protein, no tomatoes, with zero cholesterol, and as healthy as can be. When served with garlic bruschetta or Crusty Bread, it becomes a complete and satisfying meal. If desired, you could always serve it with some Ciabatta Bread or Focaccia Bread on the side as well. If you decide to add more side dishes, that’s totally up to you, but often ends up being too much food for me. This is one hearty meal!
What is Ribollita Soup?
Ribollita soup is a Tuscan bread soup made with beans and vegetables. It’s usually made with a specific flavor from a rind of Parmigiano reggiano cheese. In our case a kind alternative, dairy-free nutritional yeast baby. This specific recipe is basically a white style ribollita as no tomatoes are used in this dish. This changes with the seasons and the regions. There isn’t only one, legit version of ribollita out there. It varies from home to home and pantry to pantry.
White Bean Stew Tips + Variations
Are White Beans the Same as Navy Beans?
Navy beans are just a type of white bean. There are quite a few varieties of white beans out there. For example, cannellini, pea beans, great northern beans, etc. Although many of them taste very similar and look very similar, they are definitely different varieties and not the exact same. So, for this soup, choose your favorite white bean and roll with it, the authentic Italian beans would be the cannellini.
White Bean Stew from Scratch
White Bean Stew - a hearty bowl of perfection to warm you to your toes during the cold months. Brimming with white beans, aromatic herbs, and vegetable stock, it’s a comfort dish that hits every spot. Serve with garlic bruschetta on the side for an added dash of deliciousness.
Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 1415mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 8mg
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Kelly Cuip is a registered nutritionist, author, researcher, blogger and mother.