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Author Notes: I make so many variations of this soup -- trying different sausages (or none at all), cannellini beans, kale or mustard greens, and sometimes throwing in some broccoli. —mdm
- 1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 15 ounces can chickpeas (I use Goya)
- 1 large sweet potato, chopped into bite-size cubes
- 1/2-1 cups frozen lima beans
- 1 bunch spinach (I usually use a pre-washed bag)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 13 ounces can lowfat coconut milk
- 48 ounces chicken broth (I use homemade or low-sodium College Inn)
- 12 ounces sausage (optional -- I use sweet Italian, and sometimes the lower-cal chicken sausage)
- In a soup pot, sauté the onion and celery in butter or olive oil. Add and brown the sausage, either sliced or removed from casing and crumbled.
- Add all other ingredients except for the spinach. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until ingredients are soft.
- Add spinach, cook for 5 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best One-Pot Meal