Spring Soup with White Beans, Asparagus, and Ramps

This satisfying spring soup made with white beans and seasonal asparagus and ramps make a great lunch or dinner and is perfect for a plant based spring detox.  Serves four.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb or one heaping cup of dry white beans (or use 2x15oz cans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups wild ramp leaves or leek greens – chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch asparagus – ends snapped off, cut into one inch lengths (put tips aside)
  • 2 T avocado or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp herb salt
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • black pepper to taste
  • Optional: to add minerals and make the beans more digestible add one 2-3″ strip of kombu or kelp sea vegetable, or 1 tsp kelp powder

Pre-prep if using dried beans:

  1. Soak 1/2 pound or one heaping cup of white beans overnight with 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  2. Crockpot method: In the morning, drain off the water and place the beans in a crockpot on low.  Add 4 cups of water, one diced onion, 1 tsp salt, and if using, the sea vegetable. They will be perfectly ready to add the veggies to when you get home.
  3. InstantPot method: When you get home in the afternoon or evening, drain off the water, place the beans in the instant pot with 4 cups of water, one diced onion, 1 tsp salt, and if using, the sea vegetable and pressure cook for 20 minutes. While the beans are cooking prepare the veggies and follow the directions below.

Directions:

  1. When the veggies are washed and prepped, heat a heavy bottomed pot, add the oil, toss in the all the veggies except the asparagus tips with the herb salt and sauté until wilted.

2. Add veggies:

  • to crock pot and turn on high
  • or add to InstantPot and use soup setting
  • or if using canned beans, add  the beans to the veggies, add just enough water to cover and bring to a boil

3. Simmer for 10 minutes, add asparagus tips, and simmer for 10 more minutes.

4. Add lemon juice and black pepper.

5. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Optional: You can blend some or all of this for a creamier soup.

ENJOY!

Katherine Miller

Katherine is the founder of Mbodiedwomen.com. As an executive health coach and master plant-powered chef, she specializes in Mbodied Mastery for ambitious professional women, empowering them to live the life they love and make their mark in the world.