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    French White Bean Soup

    French White Bean Soup. Photo by Peter J

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    Julie B's Hive's Note:

    Serve plain or with a garlic and cheese pesto, (recipe included).

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, fennel, carrots, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the tomatoes, stock, basil, and fennel seeds and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the cannellini and simmer 3 minutes longer until heated through.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, if using the pesto, combine the garlic, basil, parsley, cheese, and oil in a small bowl and with the back of a spoon, mash the mixture into a paste.
    6. 6
      Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each one with a dollop of the pesto.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2009


      wonderful bean soup, I also added in 6 minced garlic cloves and 2 teaspoons crushed chili flakes for heat, I love the idea of topping with the pesto, so good! thanks for sharing Julie, made for Carribbean tour/ZWT 5

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    • on April 19, 2009


      Wonderful soup! I used celery too and also the pesto (delish!). I subbed in chick peas - didn't have the cannellini beans. I also used an emersion blender just before adding the beans for a creamier soup. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on June 12, 2007


      What a wonderful winter warming soup! Really nice combination of flavours and I thought the pesto was a great and very worthwhile addition. I love fennel but didn't have any so went with celery but used double the amount of fennel seeds.

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    Nutritional Facts for French White Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (415 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 209.4
    Calories from Fat 66
    Total Fat 7.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 1.1 mg
    Sodium 109.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 10.0 g

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