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Endive and White Bean Soup


Happy Mother’s Day, Soupers!  This bright and sunny day calls for a delicious spring chicken soup!  Add in endive and white beans, and you’ve got a magical meal to serve at any time.  The best part of this soup is that you easily make is vegetarian too!  Just swap out the broth for a vegetarian one, and leave out the chicken and you’ve still got an amazing soup that’s good for you!  Give a try and let us know what you think!


3 quarts of chicken (or vegetable) stock

2 quarter chicken parts (leg and thigh)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 shallot, chopped

1 green onion

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

½ leek, cleaned and chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp chopped thyme

1/2 tsp strong paprika

1 tsp turmeric

1 head of endive, chopped

2 cans of cannellini beans, don’t drain

½ cup of parmesan cheese

1 bunch onion micro greens

2 bay leaves

Squeeze of lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

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Carolyn Moncel

Carolyn Davenport-Moncel is a digital media and communication consultant, author, mother, contrarian, book, music and reformed veggie lover and Founder and Souper-in-Chief at Simply Souperlicious, a platform devoted to helping fans "fall back in love with veggies" -- one local, seasonal, soup recipe at a time. Follow her veggie and soup journey on social media @simplysouperlicious.

by Carolyn Moncel
  • Prep 20min
  • Cook40min
  • Meal Time Lunch
  • Serves 4


  1. Bring chicken and stock to a boil with chicken or vegetable bouillon.
  2. In olive oil, lightly sautée onions, shallots, leeks, and celery for 10 minutes or until soft. Then add to stock.
  3. Add thyme, lemon juice, paprika, turmeric to the stock. Add bay leaves to the stock and cook on low heat.
  4. Once the broth is ready, remove the bay leaves.
  5. Remove the chicken and remove the bones. Add it back to stock along with cans for cannellini beans.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Add a generous squeeze of lemon juice, stir
  8. Stir in the microgreens and parmesan cheese, stir. Simmer for roughly 10 minutes and serve.

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