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White Bean Soup

Categories: Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

Hearty soup made with cannellini beans provides lasting energy in a healthy dish.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 15-oz (425-g) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup canned concentrated beef consommé, diluted in water to make 1 cup stock
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

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  1. Put the oil and garlic in a soup pot over medium heat. Sauté until the garlic is a very pale gold.
  2. Add the beans, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and then sauté gently for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Take a cup of beans from the pot and purée them in a blender or food processor.
  4. Return to the pot, add the stock, and simmer for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Taste, adjust salt and pepper, swirl in the parsley, and turn off the heat.
  • This soup is almost solid enough to serve as a side dish, but if you'd like it thinner, just add a little more stock or water.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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