White Bean and Lemon Zest Soup

  • Preparation 15 MIN
    Cooking 1 H 30 MIN
    Sinking 12 H
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a large bowl, place the beans. Cover with cold water and let soak for 8 hours or overnight at room temperature. Add water, as needed, so that the beans are always covered. Drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the bacon in the oil. Drain the bacon on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. In the same saucepan, soften the onion and garlic in the hot fat. Deglaze with the white wine. Add the broth, beans, vegetables, and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the beans are tender.
  4. Remove the vegetables and bay leaf. Add the lemon zest. Adjust the seasoning. Garnish with bacon.


For lunch: Reheat with the bacon and bring in a thermos.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/6 of the recipe

With 30% less-sodium commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 300  
Total Fat 8 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Sodium (salt) 770 mg  
Carbohydrates 37 g  
Fibre 9 g  
Protein 16 g