Farmhouse Bean Soup

Bright and colorful, this vegetarian soup is great way to get a hot meal without too much time in the kitchen. Thanks to convenient and nutritious canned beans, this soup is a fast and tasty weeknight main dish. Add a side salad and a plate of
corn tortillas or bread. Serves 6. Prep time 15 minutes active; 30 minutes total.

INGREDIENTS
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2      tablespoons olive oil
1      yellow onion, diced
1      large carrot, peeled and diced
3      parsnips, peeled and diced
3      cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1      15 ounce can diced tomatoes
4      cups vegetable broth
3      sprigs each of fresh rosemary and thyme
1      15 ounce can northern beans, rinsed and drained
1      15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1      15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
5      cups fresh spinach, chopped
salt and black pepper to taste

PREPARATION
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1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, parsnips and garlic and sauté 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, broth and herbs and bring to a boil.

3. Add the beans, reduce heat to simmer and cook 20 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.

4. Stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

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