Easy white bean soup with sage

Contributed by Carole Bartolotto, RD

Easy white bean soup with sage
Eating more plant-based meals is good for your health and even your pocket book. One of the problems for most people is the time it takes to prepare them. Thank goodness there are easy recipes, such as this one, to meet the needs of people who value health, but are short on time. Pair it with a salad and you have a tasty and healthy meal. It’s also great the next day for lunch.

Servings: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, chopped (I grow my own in my garden)
  • 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 15-ounce cans of great northern white beans (I like the Trader Joe’s brand - and they are organic!)
  • 15 ounces of water
  • 1 vegetarian bouillon cube (if sodium is an issue for use a low sodium bouillon cube)


  1. Heat the oil and add onion and garlic. Cook until tender. 
  2. Stir in beans with liquid and broth. 
  3. Stir in sage and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until beans are soft. 
  4. Add pepper to taste.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 215
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 600 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0