Friday, February 27, 2009

White Bean Soup

I have made this soup before, but I decided to puree it this time and it was really good. I made it as a carb dish, so you will need to add protein and fat to balance. To make: in a large pot add 1 TB olive oil, 1 cup diced onion and 3 slices turkey bacon. Saute until onions are tender and bacon is cooked. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, 3/4 cup sliced celery, 3/4 cup sliced carrots and cook for about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup water, 16oz chicken broth, 2 can cannellini (white kidney) beans undrained, 2 bay leaves, salt and and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for about 25 minutes. Transfer soup to blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Return to pot and heat through. Each bowl is about 2 blocks of carbs. Post thoughts to comments.

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