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    Black Bean and Pistou Soup Kafka

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    windy_moon's Note:

    A wonderful recipe from my favorite cookbook author, Barbara Kafka. Easy but so "gourmet". I love this. To make this soup even easier, you can use store bought pesto with the canned beans and skip to step 6, combining pureed beans with your store bought pesto.

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    1. 1
      ~~If using dried beans,~~ in a medium saucepan, combine the beans with water to cover by 2 inches.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour or until the beans are very soft and beginning to burst.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat.
    4. 4
      In a blender, puree the basil, garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil.
    5. 5
      In a food processor, working in batches if necessary, puree the cooked beans with their liquid (about 3 cups), or ~~ if using canned beans~~, puree with the 3 1/2 cups broth, stock or water.
    6. 6
      Scrape back into the saucepan (or canned beans, scrape into medium saucepan) and stir in the pesto and salt.
    7. 7
      Heat through.
    8. 8
      Swirl in the remaining olive oil.
    9. 9
      Top each serving with a little chopped basil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2007


      I made this for Please Review, so I'm going to review b4 we eat it all. I tasted it and it is great! My DH likes it too (and he doesn't like beans - at least non pureed kinds!) I used dried beans and 10 oz of store bought basil pesto. I added one big cube (for 2 Cups) of vegetable stock and reduced the salt a bit. It's a great soup, although it doesn't look pretty! It looks more like you're cooking mud! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Black Bean and Pistou Soup Kafka

    Serving Size: 1 (101 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 423.1
    Calories from Fat 171
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1167.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.6 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 16.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh basil

    vegetable broth

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