Winter Sausage and White Bean Soup

Posted by Olivia on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Winter Sausage and White Bean Soup

This hearty winter stew was a casual lunch fix for us earlier in the month, and after posting a photo for it, our Facebook fans requested the recipe! Here it is—our take on the classic sausage and white bean soup dish. Enjoy!

This soup features hearty spicy sausage, tender white beans, and wilted peppery arugula. To complement these wintry flavors, we used our Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This olive oil is a longtime favorite among our staff and customers! It’s peppery, a bit nutty, and has a pleasing “green” taste.

We finished this soup off with a savory, spicy drizzle sauce made of Arbequina, Parmesan cheese, and Sriracha sauce.

Spicy Sausage and White Bean Soup
Inspired by White Bean, Potato, and Arugula Soup recipe on Epicurious.com  

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus additional for serving
  • 2 spicy pork or turkey sausage links, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 large russet potato, scrubbed, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 to 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock, to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 handfuls baby arugula, torn
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • Sriracha hot sauce, to taste

Directions
  1. Heat oil in a medium stockpot over medium. Add sausage slices and cook until browned and cooked through, stirring, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage from stockpot with a slotted spoon; place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add diced potato to stockpot. Cook until softened and golden, stirring to prevent sticking, about 5 minutes. Add onion, garlic, rosemary, and thyme to stockpot; cook until onions are softened, stirring, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add stock to mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer until potatoes are very soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add beans to mixture, along with reserved sausage. Cover and simmer until beans are very soft and sausage is completely cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove soup from heat. Stir in arugula until wilted. Season to taste with salt.
  6. To prepare the drizzle sauce, whisk together Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, and Arbequina to taste in a small bowl. Mixture should be thick but pourable. Drizzle over hot soup and serve immediately.

Serves: 4-6
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