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Lemony White Bean Soup with Turkey & Greens

448 Calories / 32 g Protein
bowl of lemony white bean soup with turkey and greens

Wholesome, bright, hearty, and oh so good for your digestion.

bowl of lemony white bean soup with turkey and greens
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Lemony White Bean Soup with Turkey & Greens

Difficulty: Beginner Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 448
Season: Suitable throughout the year


This hearty bean and turkey soup is perfect for a day when you're already close to meeting your protein quota. The greens are just the 'roughage' your digestive tract is calling for and you will enjoy every delicious bite.



  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high for a minute or so to warm it up. Add the oil and heat until it thins out, about 30 seconds. Add onion and carrot, and sauté until very soft and brown at the edges, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, rinse the greens and pull the leaves off the stems. Tear or chop into bite-size pieces and set aside.

  3. When the onion is golden, add tomato paste, cumin and red-pepper flakes to the pot, and sauté until paste darkens, about 1 minute. Add turkey, garlic, ginger and salt, and sauté, breaking up the meat with your spoon, until turkey is browned in spots, 4 to 7 minutes.

  4. Add stock and beans, and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until the soup is thick and flavorful, adding more salt if needed, 15 to 25 minutes. If you like a thicker broth, you can smash some of the beans with the back of the spoon. Or leave the beans whole for a brothier soup.

  5. Add the greens to the pot and simmer until they are very soft. This will take 5 to 10 minutes for most greens, but tough collard greens might take 15 minutes. (Add a little water if the broth gets too reduced.)

  6. Stir herbs and lemon juice into the pot, taste and add more salt, cumin and lemon until the broth is lively and bright-tasting. Serve topped with more red-pepper flakes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 448kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 1625mg68%
Potassium 1581mg46%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 13g52%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g64%

Vitamin A 355 IU
Vitamin C 53 mg
Calcium 28 mg
Iron 48 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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