Italian White Bean Soup
Posted by 50sheryl
White beans have become one of my favorite foods. They can make great dips, soups, and salad toppings. They are a great source of clean protein and because of their fiber content beans are known to sustain us for long periods of time without feeling hungry. The are nutrient rich as are many beans (excluding baked beans.. . too high in sugar).
Maybe it is time for you to give beans a place on your menus at home ? You can use the canned varieties or buy dry in bags and soak in plenty of cold water overnight.. changing the water at least once in the process.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 medium cloves “fresh” garlic
- 3 19 oz. cans white cannellini beans rinsed and drained well
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 6 “plum” tomatoes roughly chopped ( about quarter size)
- 3/4 cup “fresh” basil leaves chopped
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
Do not cook too long as you do not want the tomatoes to break down, but to soften only. The finished soup has great texture and superb flavor. Be sure to top it with some freshly grated Romano or Parmesan, whichever you prefer. I use Romano to provide all the flavor one would need. MANGIA!