White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup

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Pure deliciousness in a bowl! The comforting flavor and texture of beans mixed with the umami of dried porcini mushrooms-all flavored with rosemary is the perfect answer to a cold Winter’s night. Add some crusty bread and salad and make it a meal.

Prep time: 20 minutes

White Bean Soup

By Gloria Kobrin Published: January 6, 2015

  • Yield:

  • 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried white beans soaked according to package directions and drained
  • 3 medium onions peeled,cored, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 5 large garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms soaked according to package directions-reserve liquid
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large branches rosemary
  • 2 large bay leaves

Equipment

  • large soup pot with cover
  • cooking twine

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in soup pot over medium flame. Add onions and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Slice large porcini mushrooms. Leave the small ones whole. Add porcinis and soaking liquid to onion. Stir once. Add drained beans, broth, water and salt.
  3. Tie rosemary branches and bay leaves together. Add herbs to soup pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover pot and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until beans are soft. Remove rosemary and bay leaf bundle. Taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot.

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