Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recipe by request! Soup is good food!

I tweeted yesterday that I was making White bean and roasted garlic soup for my guests this weekend.  I had such a good reaction to it that I thought I would post the recipe.  It originally came from a magazine, but I doctored it up so that is is much yummier!

6 cloves of garlic unpeeled
3 Tbl olive oil
1 large onion chopped
3 carrots chopped
3 cups of chicken broth
2 19 oz cans of white beans rinsed and drained
1 bay leaf
1 teas fresh rosemary leaves chopped - I use dried
1/2 t. tarragon
1/2 t. thyme
1/2 t. pepper

Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Wrap the garlic in foil and roast on the top shelf 25-30 min.  Cool.
Heat oil over med. heat in saucepan.  Add onion and carrot - saute 10 min until soft.  Add broth, beans bay leaf, rosemary, tarragon, thyme and pepper.  Heat to boiling - reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Break open garlic skin and squeeze the soft center into the soup,  Simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove and discard bay leaf.  Puree the mixture in a blender in several batches.  Return to saucepan and reheat.  Serve and enjoy!

You can adjust the seasoning to your taste and add more broth if you like a thinner soup.

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LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

I LOVE your bunny!


DEB said...

Happy Easter!!!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks for joining my blog, hope you enjoy my artwork. I'm enjoying yours. Also the soup looks great (Check my older posts- I love to cook too!) and your Art on a plate looks soooo yummy- gonna check that one out too!


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