Here is a white bean, bacon and spinach soup that looks entirely unassuming.
Like another run-of-the-mill soup. (This is what I thought.) I was wrong.
Stuffed inside is the most incredible, full-bodied flavor. I was immediately smitten. With the very first bite. And may have even done a little happy dance.
Between the smoky bacon, roasted garlic, creamy white beans, earthy spinach and bounty of aromatic vegetables it lacks for nothing. Except maybe a hunk of crusty bread, a sprinkle of fresh parmesan and a spoon. Yours.
Don’t let the two entire roasted garlic bulbs alarm you, it may sound like a lot if you haven’t tasted roasted garlic before. Don’t be put-off. Roasting garlic mellows its sharp bite leaving it soft, sweet and spreadable. It melts right into the broth where it disappears to work its magic.
This is one for the favorite list. Right where it belongs. Up near the top.
Cozy, rustic and immensely comforting.
Homemade soup doesn’t get better.