White Bean and Turkey Bacon Soup

Quick,White Bean and Turkey Bacon Soup, with Baby Spinach and Tomatoes.

White Bean and Turkey Bacon Soup

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 ounces turkey bacon, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 large carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans Great Northern Beans
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups baby spinach, packed
grated parmesean cheese

Directions:

  1. Place olive oil and turkey bacon in a large pot over medium heat, Cook 8 minutes or until almost crisp.
  2. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in spinach. Ladle into soup bowls and top with grated cheese.

I really enjoy making soups, it is so fun for me to take ingredients I have, that usually need to be used and create a nice warm soup or stew. I also really enjoy eating soups as my meals, I think they are healthy and a tasty way to get some vital nutrients.

For convenience I used canned tomatoes and beans but this soup would also be great with fresh tomatoes and for the beans you could definitely use dry beans that have been pre-soaked. This soup is wonderfully delicious and for a complete meal you could pair a bowl of this soup with, crusty bread, your favorite sandwich or a salad.

*Camala*

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Salad with Avocado and Strawberries

This Romaine and Baby Spinach Salad with Avocado, Strawberries and Turkey Bacon is so flavorful and beautiful.

Salad with Avocado and Strawberries

Ingredients:
2 slices of turkey bacon, chopped
baby spinach
romaine lettuce
1/2 of an avocado, cubed
strawberries, sliced
feta cheese, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Saute chopped turkey bacon in a pan until desired crispness, drain on paper towel.
  2. Add desired amount of Romaine lettuce and Baby Spinach leaves to a bowl.
  3. Add cubed avocado and sliced strawberries to greens.
  4. Sprinkle on crumbled feta cheese and drained turkey bacon. Toss with desired dressing.

This salad is a beautiful salad to look at and a delicious and refreshing salad to eat. The combinations in this salad are fantastic, the saltiness and crisp texture of the turkey bacon with the sweetness of the strawberries, paired with the salty flavor of the feta cheese, then the wonderfully creamy avocado added in the mix. I didn’t add a dressing because I mixed it all together and the avocado lightly coated the greens and the juice from the strawberries made a perfect dressing for me. Enjoy this salad and make it your own!

*Camala*