White Bean Fennel Soup
1 large onion, chopped
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
3 cups shredded fresh spinach
In a large saucepan, saute onion and fennel in oil until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, thyme, pepper and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until fennel is tender.
Discard bay leaf. Add spinach; cook 3-4 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.