|Cannelini beans, rinsed and drained||1 (15.5-ounce) can|
|Olive oil||2 teaspoons|
|Garlic cloves, sliced||2|
|Diced tomatoes, no salt added||1 (14.5-ounce) can|
|Reduced sodium vegetable stock||2 cups|
|Dried thyme||½ teaspoon|
|Freshly ground pepper to taste|
|Parsley, chopped||2 tablespoons|
- Pour approximately half of beans into a small bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, leek, and carrots, and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, mashed and unmashed beans, and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
1 starch; 2 vegetables; ½ fat
|Serving Size||¼ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6.5 g|
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