Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cannellini Bean Soup

If you are trying to increase the amount of health-boosting beans to your diet, and looking for some warming, appealing recipes for fall and winter that offer easy ways to do this, try this soup.  This is a good substitute for comforting potato soup, minus the insulin effects that potatoes have on your system (did you know that eating a potato causes more drastic insulin swings than eating pure table sugar?).

  • 2-3 cups cooked cannellini beans (can be canned), thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1-2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar (or dry white wine)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • In large pot, saute chopped onion and celery in a little bit of olive oil for about 10 minutes
  • Add garlic, continue to saute for another 3 minutes
  • Add beans, shredded carrots and the remainder of ingredients.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour
  • For a creamier texture, slightly puree some (or all) of the soup with a hand blender (can be used in the soup pot), or by blending a ladle or two of the soup in a standard blender and returning to the pot
  • Options:  top with some chopped raw or left-over steamed greens, parmesan cheese or croutons 

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