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Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Soup (Vegan)

Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean Soup – This savory sun-dried tomato bean soup comes together in no time, but thanks to several layers of flavor, it tastes like it simmered all day. (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life

One of the first cookbooks I ever owned was the Earthbound Farm Organic cookbook. It was loaded with pages of colorful, plant-rich recipes begging to be made. They got me turned onto the idea of adding sun-dried tomatoes to bean soup.

It’s HEAVENLY.

So much added flavor and intensity comes from the sun-dried tomatoes. Paired with some fresh herbs (rosemary, basil, or oregano are all lovely), this Sun-Dried Tomato White Bean Soup tastes like it’s been simmering away all day after just a few minutes.

It helps that there are a lot of layers of flavor going on here. From the garlic and herbs to the sun-dried tomatoes and fire-roasted tomatoes, plus the veggies and a good broth, each layer brings something to the table.

My other non-negotiable here is to top it with homemade croutons. It doesn’t NEED them to be a good soup, but some freshly made croutons send an already good soup over the top. I save all the ends from my favorite gluten-free bread (Canyon Bakehouse), then dice them up. Drizzle with some olive oil, butter, or ghee and add a sprinkle of coarse salt. Pop them into the oven at 375 degrees and stir every 5-7 minutes until they’re golden and toasted.

The crispy crunch paired with the savory broth and creaminess from the white beans is SO GOOD. You’ll want to swan dive into your soup pot!

Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely LifeSun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS SUN-DRIED TOMATO WHITE BEAN SOUP

The rich herby notes from the broth in this sun-dried tomato white bean soup make it a perfect complement to lots of yummy classic sides. Here are a few options to think about…

  • GLUTEN-FREE ROSEMARY FOCACCIA. My gluten-free rosemary focaccia is SO good next to this soup! The rosemary plays off the flavors in the broth and it’s one of my go-to sides.
  • A NICE GREEN SALAD. Mix up some simple greens and veggies and toss them in my simple Italian dressing or this light balsamic dressing.
  • A GRILLED SANDWICH OR TOASTED BREAD. Or, you can keep things simple and add a yummy grilled sandwich, warm French bread, garlic bread, or toasted bread (baguette slices are nice!).

Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely LifeSun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THIS SUN DRIED TOMATO WHITE BEAN SOUP:

MY FAVORITE SUN-DRIED TOMATOES. My favorite sun-dried tomatoes are Jeff’s Naturals brand. They’re simply made with tomatoes, olive oil, and spices. No additives, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The flavor is incredible. I find them at Sprouts.

GO GA-GA WITH YOUR GREENS! Feel free to add whatever greens you like here. This is the perfect recipe for cleaning out your crisper. I most often use spinach (since I’m always trying to finish a bag of spinach), but kale, Swiss chard, and other greens work beautifully here.

GETTING HERBY WITH IT. You can easily change the flavor of this soup by swapping out the herbs you use. This one pairs nicely with rosemary, basil, and oregano. I always prefer fresh herbs, but if you use dried, just use about 1/3 the amount since they’re more intense.

NOT VEGAN? TRY THIS WITH BACON! This is a meatless recipe as written, but let me just say that browning a few strips of bacon in the pan and adding them to the soup before the rest of the ingredients takes this to the next level. You’ve been warned.

TRY TOPPING IT WITH CROUTONS! As I mentioned above, I make my own croutons for this soup using gluten-free bread. I save all the ends from my favorite gluten-free bread (Canyon Bakehouse), then dice them up. Drizzle with some olive oil, butter/vegan butter, or ghee and add a sprinkle of coarse salt. Pop them into the oven at 375 degrees and stir every 5-7 minutes until they’re golden and toasted.

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Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life

Sun Dried Tomato and White Bean Soup


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean Soup – This savory sun-dried tomato bean soup comes together in no time, but tastes like it simmered all day! (Gluten-Free + Vegan) 


Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (can use olive oil from your sundried tomatoes)
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 4oz mushrooms, finely minced (or about 2/3 cup diced zucchini)
  • 4oz (about 1/2 jar) of sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, removed from the oil and finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 12 tsp fresh rosemary or 1/4-1/2 tsp dried rosemary (can use basil or oregano instead)
  • 1 (15oz) can fire roasted tomatoes (can sub regular)
  • 2 (15oz) cans white beans (like Great Northern or cannellini beans), drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (if not vegan can also use chicken or beef)
  • 2 cups spinach (can sub kale, chard, or other greens)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots and onion and sauté until softened, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms (or zucchini) and cook another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary (or other herbs) and a little salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes more.
  5. Add fire roasted tomatoes, beans and broth. Bring to a bubble and reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Stir in spinach to wilt.
  7. Taste and add additional salt, pepper, or herbs, to taste.
  8. Top with croutons!

Notes

Go green. Feel free to add whatever greens you like here. This is the perfect recipe for cleaning out your crisper. I most often use spinach (since I’m always trying to finish a bag of spinach), but kale, Swiss chard, and other greens work beautifully here.

Getting Herby. You can easily change the flavor of this soup by swapping out the herbs you use. This one pairs nicely with rosemary, basil, and oregano. I always prefer fresh herbs, but if you use dried, just use about ⅓ the amount since they’re more intense.

Try bacon. This is a meatless recipe, but let me just say that browning a few strips of bacon in the pan and adding them to the soup before the rest of the ingredients takes this to the next level. You’ve been warned.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup, Sun-Dried Tomato White Bean Soup, White Bean Soup

Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Soup from One Lovely Life

31 Comments

    1. I use the ends of my GF bread. I save them all in a bag for a few weeks (I hate wasting them and my kids won’t eat the ends), then use them for something like this. Schar brand makes GF croutons if you prefer to buy them. I just like the softness of the homemade ones.

  1. I made this last night and it was delicious!! I could eat this at every meal. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi! I am super excited to try this recipe! Any thoughts on making this in a crockpot? I’m hosting a dinner party and would like to “set it and forget it” ! Thanks!

    1. Ashley – I haven’t made this one in a slow cooker before, but I think it would probably work! My best guess (based on other soup recipes I’ve done in a slow cooker) would be to add everything but the spinach and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-7 hours. Add the spinach just a few minutes before serving and it’ll make the whole thing look fresh and vibrant!

    1. Debbie – It *IS* gluten free. I make my own croutons, as I wrote in the post. You can use whatever kind of bread you like, and I give directions for how to make it work, trusting that readers WITH gluten allergies would NOT choose to use wheat-based breads. Many of my readers aren’t gluten free so they use traditional breads. I always use 100% gluten free bread. My favorite is Canyon Bakehouse, which I mentioned in the post. To clear up confusion, I added an extra note about that at the end of the “notes on the recipe” section. I hope that clears things up.

  3. Just made this for dinner tonight, it was fantastic!! Taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow Thanks for sharing, will definitely make this again!

  4. I just made this…. and ate HUGE bowl- so yummy! I added the suggested bacon ( to gain the attention of my husband) and also added about a cup of frozen (cooked) spinach in addition to the fresh. Certainly will be making this again- Thanks!!

  5. That was delicious! I’m just finding your site 🙂
    My husband wanted soup and I had a different thing in mind, so we ended up adding some Italian Sausage and it was just what we needed for the 15 degree weather!! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Made this last night and it was SOOOO good! Very flavorful and quick/easy. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Made this for dinner tonight and omg it is delicious!!!!! Will absolutely be making this again!! Made it in the crockpot and just added the spinach at the end! Excellent!!

  8. Not sure what I did wrong but soup was not good and I won’t make again. My husband said it tasted burnt. It wasn’t burnt nor did it taste burnt to me, just was not good:( My daughter couldn’t eat it either.
    I followed recipe to a t except used sun dried tomatoes not in oil. They came in a bag. Also used mushrooms and zucchini. Any idea what might’ve gone wrong?

    1. Susie – I’m sorry it wasn’t to your taste. I’m 100% positive it was using the sun-dried tomatoes not packed in oil. Those kind of tomatoes tend to run bitter and dry, which would add an acrid taste to your soup. I would not recommend them in this soup. Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil are not only more tender and sweet, the oil is also seasoned, which adds significant flavor to the soup. You must use the tomatoes packed in oil for this recipe to achieve the flavor you’re looking for. Made with the correct tomatoes, this is one of my all-time favorites. I hope you get the chance to try it again!

  9. Such a lovely, hearty soup! I didn’t have any fire roasted tomatoes so I used tomato sauce. I also used chicken-less vegan broth & I added in an extra can of beans! Soooo delicious & even better the next day! Thank you!

  10. One of our favorites! Thank you. I use extra beans to up the fiber, and use the flavored oil from the sun dried tomatoes. Wonderful flavor.

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