Pasta e Fagioli has been an Italian favorite for centuries and is the epitome of rustic elegance. A casual one-dish meal that everyone loves, this easy pasta and bean soup has often been a saving grace for last-minute dinners.
Vary the herbs, beans, or pasta: Instead of or in addition to basil, feel free to use arugula or Italian parsley. Also, you can use different beans, like romano or borlotti, as well as other pasta shapes, such as orzo or ditalini.
Soup of the Week: Olive Avocado Cream
This 5-minute soup has a rich flavor and a wonderful silken texture that come from a blend of sumptuous olives, ripe avocado, and baby lima beans. Abundant with valuable antioxidants like vitamins A and E, this beauty soup helps moisturize and protect your skin on the deepest levels. By nourishing dry, depleted cells, these nutrients help revive your skin, restore elasticity, and promote a smooth, creamy complexion. Cucumber and lemon are also well known for their innate abilities to promote a radiant glow.
Serve with a simple green salad or slices of green apple as a light summer lunch.
Whole cloves of mellowed oven-roasted garlic infuse a sumptuous broth filled with tender vegetables, white beans, and orzo pasta. Topped with peppery arugula, toasted hazelnuts, and shaved Asiago, this beautiful, elegant soup is perfect for entertaining.
Soup of the Week: Tuscan Orzo Soup
Delicious and dependable, this cold-weather favorite is easy to get going on the stove top when you arrive home from a busy day. It’s filled with energizing lentils, sweet nuggets of yam, and parsnip, and wholesome flavors that appeal to taste buds of all ages.
Soup of the Week: Hearty Fall Lentil Soup
Lacy lotus root can make any dish beautiful. Combined with colorful veggies and hearty udon noodles in a light, tasty Asian broth, the result is a satisfying, low-fat soup with fresh, clean flavors. This lovely soup also benefits your lungs and immune system.
Wai Lana's Soup of the Week: Lotus Root Udon Noodle Soup