My partner and I both thought this soup was good enough to be a repeat recipe. He is a chef and very picky. I substituted red kidney beans, added some mushrooms and used both carrots and red pepper. I also used olivieri store bought pesto instead of fresh. I have been craving it ever since I made it :)
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
From EatingWell: September/October 2009
This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients—boneless, skinless chicken breast, bagged baby spinach and canned beans. It features a simple homemade basil pesto swirled in at the end to add a fresh herb flavor. If you are very pressed for time, you can substitute 3 to 4 tablespoons of a store-bought basil pesto.
64 Reviews for Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
The fresh pesto definitely made this soup come together. Next time, I might substitute escarole instead of spinach for a different flavor.
Fantastic soup recipe! Easy to find ingredients and simple to make...the whole family enjoyed it.
This simply delicious soup was quick and easy to prepare using pesto made from home grown basil. The soup tasted even better two days later. I substituted red kidney beans instead of the white kidney beans. The rainbow colors of all the ingredients made the soup visually appetizing too!