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Spring Greens and Lima Bean Soup

Spring Greens and Lima Bean Soup

Lima beans lend some hearty protein to this healthy soup—make a big pot and think spring


  • 1 cup dried large lima beans
  • 2 bunches dandelion greens, Swiss chard, or mustard greens (1 1/2 pounds total), tough bottom stems removed, leaves cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice, drained
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Preparation

  • Place beans in large bowl. Pour enough cold water over to cover; let soak overnight.

  • Drain beans; place in heavy large pot and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are just tender, about 45 minutes. Add greens to pot; cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain; set aside.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in same pot over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, and onion. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, and bean mixture. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Cover and let soup rest 15 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with cheese and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

Recipe by Clifford A Wright,Reviews Section

Cannellini Beans and Greens

In this cannellini beans recipe, Swiss chard, olive oil, and a big squeeze of lemon juice transform a humble pot of beans into a bright, wholesome meal.

I love the simplicity of this cannellini beans recipe. I first started making it last spring, when our trips to the grocery store were few and far between. You only need a handful of ingredients to make it – dried cannellini beans, aromatics, lemon juice, and Swiss chard – and even those are flexible. If you don’t have cannellini beans, substitute other dried white beans, like Great Northern or navy beans. If you don’t have chard, use kale or spinach. No shallot? Try an onion. No – well, you get the idea.

After a long, hands-off simmer, these humble ingredients transform into a wholesome, warming one-pot meal. If you’ve never cooked with dried beans before, you’ll discover their magic as soon as you taste it. As they cook, they release some of their starches into the cooking water, creating a flavorful broth. When you eat, make sure to serve this cannellini beans recipe with good crusty bread. You’ll want to sop up every last drop of that tasty cooking liquid!

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And those who have had the occasional hard bean problem with the quick soak method. You mentioned that the beans needed the over night soak because the quick boil and simmer method did&apost get the beans soft enough and some of them were still a bit hard. I have had this problem as well before and I realized that I needed to only bring them to a rapid boil for 1 min making sure there is enough water for the beans to absorb and then some for the soak, you CAN&aposT add more latter

Then remove from heat and cover with a tight lid to soak for 2 hrs There should be plenty of water to drain after the soak . When you get to the part where you want to simmer be sure the liquid is bubbling slowly not boiling and then just check for tenderness every 1/2 hr until done. and that&aposs it ! Believe me I have had the hard bean issue and cooked them for what seemed like forever and they did not soften so I know how frustrating it can be. I hope my advice helps you and never have to deal with the occasional hard bean ever again

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Turnip Green Soup aka Swamp Soup

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Typically made with frozen or canned turnip greens, I use a variety of cooked fresh, frozen or canned greens, and in fact, used fresh spinach here because I had a package lurking around in my fridge that I needed to use up. I just sauteed it up in a little olive oil and seasoned it with salt, pepper and a touch of red pepper flakes. I also had some leftover butter peas to use up (which, despite the name is actually a form of lima bean), so I used those for my white bean. Any southern pea can stand in here too.

It's a shortcut soup, so a packet of Knorr vegetable recipe mix (formerly the soup mix) is typically used as a time saver, both to season and to provide a mix of what would otherwise be fresh cut veggies. Because we're using a mix however, I do recommend is a lower sodium broth, just to help control the sodium a bit and don't add any salt until you taste it first. You probably will not need it.

I also like the heat from a good spicy andouille or Cajun sausage, which really explodes the flavor of this soup, but if you lean more to the mild side, just use a kielbasa or other milder smoked sausage. For those of us who love greens, it's a great soup to take you all the way through winter. Here's how to make it.

Recipe: Turnip Green Swamp Soup

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter or cooking oil
  • 1 pound andouille or other smoked sausage , chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package Knorr Vegetable Recipe mix seasoning
  • 1 (32 ounce) carton low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups cooked and drained, or 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 (1 pound) bag frozen turnip greens , thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper , or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce , optional
  • 2 cups cooked short cut pasta (like elbows) , optional

Heat butter or oil in a soup pot and add andouille, cooking until lightly browned. Add onion, cook and stir for about 3 minutes, or until tender. Add vegetable soup seasoning mix and combine, stir in broth and all remaining ingredients, except pasta if using, bringing up to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer and let simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Add pasta to individual serving bowls and spoon soup on top. Serve with cornbread.

Cook's Notes: Taste before adding any additional salt. May substitute an equal amount of fresh turnip greens, spinach, or other cooked greens, or use equivalent canned greens. Other beans and southern peas such as cooked or canned black-eyed peas, great northern and navy beans may be used. Also okay to substitute Polish kielbasa or other milder smoked sausage, including chicken or turkey for the andouille.

Nutritional Factoid: Did you know that while most canned beans are very high in sodium, draining and rinsing them gets rid of nearly half of the sodium level? Since we use a packaged product for seasoning, I recommend draining canned beans for this recipe. And, just so you know, it also helps to reduce some of those gas-causing sugars too.

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Lima Bean Soup With Chard and Harissa

This soup comes together quickly, built upon a base of long-cooked Creamy Lima Beans see the related recipe.

Store-bought varieties of harissa vary widely, with some incorporating the sweetness of tomato and others leaning to the more savory side. The latter are an especially good counterpoint for the sweet beans and greens used here.

Make Ahead: The Creamy Lima Beans can be refrigerated up to 3 days in advance.

Where to Buy: Harissa is a spicy North African chile paste, available at Mediterranean markets and some Whole Foods Markets.


When you scale a recipe, keep in mind that cooking times and temperatures, pan sizes and seasonings may be affected, so adjust accordingly. Also, amounts listed in the directions will not reflect the changes made to ingredient amounts.

Tested size: 6 servings makes about 8 cups

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Warm the Creamy Lima Beans in a large pot over low heat.

Strip the stems from the chard (reserve them for another use, if desired), and cut the leaves into thin ribbons.

Coarsely chop the cilantro leaves and remaining tender stems.

Whisk together the lemon juice and harissa paste in a small bowl.

Stir the water into the cooked beans increase the heat to medium-low. Add the chard and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until the leaves are just tender. Stir in the cilantro, then remove from the heat. Add water, as needed, to achieve the desired consistency without additional water, the consistency is that of a thick stew. Season lightly with salt, if desired.

Ladle into individual bowls and swirl 1 teaspoon of the harissa mixture into each portion. Serve warm.