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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Roasted Garlic and White Bean Soup

January.
It's cold and rainy and blah ~ ~ ~
We need some warm comfort food.
A pot of warm beans with the smell of roasted garlic . . . I can sit and read a good book, while it simmers on the new gas stove.
Color me Happy!

Roasted Garlic and White Bean Soup
2 large heads of garlic
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 onion
1# white cannellini beans
2 cups chicken broth
 sprig of rosemary and thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups water
Soak dry beans in water overnight (or use canned white beans that have been rinsed). The next morning pour off the soaking water. Fill a large pot with fresh water, chicken broth and beans. Place several sprigs of herbs in the pot. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat.
Cut off the heads of the garlic, slice the onion in half, drizzle both with olive oil. Wrap in foil and roast at 350°  for 40 minutes.
In a blender, add the roasted garlic and onions and some beans and broth from the pot. (cool before blending).
Blend to a thick puree.
Pour this back into the pot and continue cooking until the beans are tender.
Always season beans with salt and pepper in the end!
 That'll warm you up!

Y'all enjoy ~
Sandi

5 comments:

bellini said...

On a cold and snowy day like today this soup is the culinary equivalent of a warm sweater.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yummmmm! Looks perfect for a cold, wintery day! Thank you, Sandi! Happy New Year! blessings ~ tanna

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JDeQ said...

Looks great! It would taste amazing with some of the olive oil that we brought home with us!

mild said...

ooohh... this is really perfect for our weather now.

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