Warming Winter Recipe - White Bean Soup
1-pound dried Great Northern Beans, rinsed
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 leeks, halved and sliced.
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
3 sprigs sage
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 bunch spinach
salt and pepper to taste
Soak beans overnight
Rinse beans and cover with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.
Sauté leeks and garlic in the olive oil and then add vegetable stock, 4 cups water, beans, squash and sage. Simmer for about 45 minutes.
Stir in lemon juice and spinach and serve hot.