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: Clean Greens

The greens we get (particularly some of the winter spinach) can be pretty dirty. Sometimes they're pristinely clean, but still, we suggest you always wash your food! Give it an initial rinse and then remove the stems and soak the leaves in plenty of clean water. I use my salad spinner, placing the leaves in the...Read more

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Berger Bluff Farm