Garlic Soup With White Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Another recipe collected in my hunt for healthy recipes. I found this in the British TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson's 'GI Diet' book. I eat a lot of low glycemic index meals as they help with with my insulin resistance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy-based saucepan, cook the garlic, onions and thyme in the butter over a medium heat until softened, adding a little stock if necessary to prevent sticking. This should take about 7 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat, stir in the cornflour and cook until lightly brown.
  3. Add the stock gradually, stirring to avoid lumps.
  4. Increase the heat, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. In small batches, pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the heat.
  6. Drain and rinse the beans.
  7. Add beans to the soup with the vinegar and warm through.
  8. Season with black pepper and serve immediately sprinkled with parsley.
Most Helpful

I've made this three times and have tinkered a little a bit each time (more garlic, more onions, vegetarian sausage). It's been delicious each and every time. Very comforting, makes the house smell wonderful and is pretty much idiot-proof.

Catbrier November 16, 2008