White Bean Vegetable Faro Soup with Herby Charmoula

White Bean Vegetable Faro Soup with Herby Charmoula
White Bean Vegetable Faro Soup with Herby Charmoula
Annette Joseph Style

White Bean Vegetable Faro Soup with Herby Charmoula

I love to make soup, especially during a juice cleanse because it’s a comforting meal. This vegetable soup is very hearty. The white beans and faro make it completely satisfying while the charmoula takes it over the edge in flavor. I put charmoula* on everything. It’s divine. This recipe was taken from my cookbook, Picture Perfect Parties. I know when people think of parties they tend to think of really decadent food but there are actually many healthy recipes in my book. I love entertaining with really good food and leaving my guests feeling nourished. You may have also seen this recipe featured in Better Homes and Gardens Sept 2013 issue! This is easy to make, delicious, and will satisfy your appetite while maintaining a clean diet while your juicing. It’s the perfect tummy warmer. 

8
Servings
538
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Charmoula is a great herby, spicy sauce that I use with meat and fish. This is one of my go to recipes.
**Best made a day ahead, along with the Charmoula, and stored covered in the refrigerator over night.

Ingredients

For the Soup

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup red peppers *optional
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 8 cups vegetable stock + water as needed
  • 1 can white beans or 1 cup soaked overnight, then rinsed
  • 1 cup farro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper

For the Charmoula

  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds

Directions

For the Soup

In a large stock pot saute garlic, onion, carrots and celery in olive oil, over medium heat until tender.

Add the vegetables and saute for 2 minutes. Next add stock, beans and water if needed, salt and pepper and chopped herbs. Simmer for 3 hours and add faro for the last 30 minutes.

For the Charmoula

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add all ingredients and pulse until it forms a loose smooth sauce, about 1 minute.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
268µg
38%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
106µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
99mg
10%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
172mg
25%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
1906mg
100%
Water
286g
11%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

White Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

White Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.