Hearty Vegetable Stew

This is a delicious and filling Hearty Vegetable Stew. A freezer friendly soup that tastes even better as the days go on! This is a perfect soup to make at the beginning of a cold weekend.

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Hearty Vegetable Stew

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 3 celery stalks (thinly sliced)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced medium)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes)
  • 1 bunch kale or spinach (stems removed, leaves torn into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces cannellini beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  1. In a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat oil over medium. Add carrots, celery, and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes (reserving juice) and cook, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add tomato juice, kale, beans, thyme, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until slightly reduced, 15 minutes. Divide soup among four bowls and serve. (To store, let cool completely, then refrigerate, in airtight containers, up to 1 week.).

Diabetes-Friendly: Beans and plenty of vegetables make this stew high in fiber, which can help keep blood sugar stable.