Tuscan White Bean and Lentil Soup

Member Joanne McAndrews found another winning recipe for us to share that can easily accommodate lots of Fair Share ingredients, such as the greens and white beans, not to mention a home-made broth. 

Preparation

From Cooking Light, this recipe has a Crockpot version as well as an Instant Pot version

Since I didn't want to outright steal the photo from the website, I'm including our own photo from our Winter Soup recipe, so don't expect your finished product to look like this photo! If you want to make it even more locally sourced, you could substitute wheat berries or oat groats for the lentils. Though it will certainly change the flavor and texture a bit, it's a hearty winter soup with great ingredients, so what could be bad?

If anyone makes it and wants to send me a pretty photo to update the recipe with, we'd love to post it!

 

Tip: How to Prepare and Eat Edamame

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Testimonials

Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares for 3+ years now.  We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO