This hearty soup is perfect for lunch or a light supper.

Everyday Food, December 2008


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Recipe Summary



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add scallions, garlic, and oregano; cook, stirring frequently, until scallions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir in broth and beans; cook until heated through, about 4 minutes. Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, lightly mash some of the beans to thicken the soup. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Before serving, sprinkle with Parmesan.

Cook's Notes

To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 3 days.


Reviews (11)

182 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 65
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
This was delicious, although I changed it a bit. I didn't bother with scallions, and just used white onion. I also added sliced kielbasa (already cooked, so I just threw it in at the end with the stock and beans) and white rice (this was an afterthought, so I brought the soup to a boil, added the rice, and simmered for 15 minutes). Viola! A delicious hearty soup perfect for a very cold day.
Rating: 5 stars
Amazingly delish! Amazingly quick! Cooked it over a camp fire.
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this and will make again. I modified the recipe, however. I browned one slice of center cut bacon, added the olive oil and half a carrot and half stalk of celery, both finely chopped. Once those softened slightly I followed the recipe exactly. Delicious!
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The recipe lives up to its name. Very quick to make. I added a little more liquid and less beans. Two cloves of garlic, and in addition to the dried oregano I garnished with fresh basil. Served it with pita bread sandwiches. This was the perfect light lunch. Even on a hot day.
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Finally made this. Definitely quick and reheats well. I used two 15.5 oz cans (because I can never find a 19 oz can) and added a bag of baby spinach. This easily stretched it to 3 servings. The flavors are mild but good.
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We just love this soup! I put in red onions instead scallions and I did not have lemon juice on hand so I put in orange juice. I also put in Italy mix seasoning instead of just oregano. Great flavor!
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Anyone have any idea on the nutritional information for this recipe?
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Such a great recipe!.. so quick and easy.. and SO good!.. I didn't have white beans, so I used red and it was just as good. :)
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one of my favorites. the lemon adds a nice zip -- very flavorful.
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Great, EASY recipe!!!
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SUPER DUPER GOOD. One of our favorites in a pinch. Even when we have a lot of time, we often choose to make this soup as it is sooooo tasty. Note that most cans of beans are only 15oz, so you may want to add a little less broth.