Sunday, January 31, 2010

WHITE BEAN SOUP (Southern Living)

This is a great winter recipe.  It is so easy.  The ingredients are cheap and usually on hand.  And it's a great way to eat more beans or have a meatless dinner.

3 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
2T butter
1 onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
5t garlic
6c chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1/4 c rice wine vinegar (may sub red wine/ or white vinegar)
salt and black pepper
white truffle oil or olive oil

Melt butter in pot.  Saute onion, celery, and garlic for 10 min.  Add beans, broth, spices, and boil.  Simmer 30-60 min.  Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and salt.  Blend with hand blender to desired consistency.  Drizzle with truffle oil or EVOO before serving.

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