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Ribollita | Rustic Tuscan Soup

A fantastic weekday dinner or a weekend lunch that makes good use of leftovers and forgotten cupboard ingredients, Tuscan Ribolita is a tasty soup that is both simple and inexpensive to make! A filling, rustic soup is perfect for a cold autumn evening and is great to feed the whole family! Any leftovers can be frozen (before adding the bread) and reheated whenever you need a quick meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian, Tuscan
Servings 4 portions
Calories 389 kcal


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 brown onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 celery stick finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sweet potato cubed
  • 1/4 savoy cabbage shredded
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 800 ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tin cannellini beans 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • 100 g kale (we used cavolo nero) stalks removed, roughly chopped
  • 200 g stale sourdough bread torn into pieces


  • Heat the 2 tbsp of oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Stirring, sautee on low heat for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Add the bay leaves, sweet potato chunks, shredded savoy cabbage and tomato paste. Add the stock and stir for a minute.
  • Roughly mash half of the drained and rinsed cannellini beans. Add both the mashed and whole beans to the pan and leave to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the kale and carry on cooking for a further 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Finally, add the sourdough bread and simmer for a further minute.
  • Spoon the soup into bowls, and sprinle with some freshly ground black pepper.


Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1372mgPotassium: 648mgFiber: 11gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 14117IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Bean Soup, Italian Recipes, ITalian Soup, Ribollita, Ribollita Recipe, Soup from Tuscany, Soup with Leftovers, Soup with Stale Bread, Tuscan Recipes, TUscan Soup Recipe
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