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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

37 Comments

  1. Made this with half the beans and added tortellini and it was delicious! The sun dried tomatoes give it such a rich flavor, this will definitely be added to the favorite soup list!

  2. Made this last week and am making it again. This is so good just the way it’s written. One of the most flavorful soups I’ve had.

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