By Chef1MOM-Connie on January 22, 2009
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"I was at a "soup party" the other day and this was one of the soups presented and shared. FANTASTIC! The hostess also made the same recipe only reduced the broth by 2 cups and added ground cooked turkey to make it like a chili.(THIS MAKES IT NON-VEGETARIAN, unless you use an alternative) Cheeses and hot pepper flakes were set tableside so everyone could add to their liking. I love that this is a healthy and versatile soup. "Beans are full of healthy phytochemicals. In addition to this, beans contain a lot of dietary fiber. This is important because research now suggests that getting fiber from FOOD sources is the key to reducing risk of many cancers, including colon cancer. Fiber from fiber supplements does not appear to reduce risk of colon cancer. Try this tasty recipe for white bean soup to get more fiber and phytochemicals into your diet!" Adopted from the Caring4Cancer newsletter"
Serving Size: 1 (303 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This is most definitely a fantastic soup! The flavors are spot on and delicious. Warming, filling, great! I did not puree it. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '11"
"The onions, carrots, garlic, etc. were lightly softened in olive oil then transferred to a crock pot along with the other ingredients and cooked on LOW for about 4 hours. The soup was very soupy even with adding an extra can of beans and pureeing most of the mixture. I think I would decrease the stock down to 4-5 cups. Loved the taste especially with the use of fresh rosemary from our herb garden. Reviewed for Best of 2011."
"Delicious, healthy soup! I loved the flavor combinations. The rosemary and parmesan really helped to enhance the flavors. I blended it for a smooth soup. Next time I will leave it chunky. I especially love the directions for making it a thicker chili. I'm excited to try that! Thanks for a healthy soup recipe!"
"*Made for Australia/NZ swap #79* GOOD stuff, Connie !! We have been having VERY un-August weather, so while it was cool, I made some soup ! DH groaned with the first bite --"UMM--this is GOOD "! Made according to recipe, with lots of garden rosemary -- and used my stick blender rather than food processor. Lovely, creamy. tasty soup ! Thanks for posting !"
"This is a delicious and oh so easy soup. I really enjoyed the flavors of the rosemary mingled with the parmesan cheese. My immersion blender was used to break up the beans. The soup was not smooth but had a nice texture. This was served with blue corn muffins for a very satisfying meal. Made for Aussie Swap."
"I used vegetable broth instead of chicken stock, thus making this a healthy recipe."
"Absolutely delicious! Loved the delicate rosemary flavor. I followed the recipe, sticking with the 7 cups of broth. I added 1 extra can of beans, just because I love 'beany' soups. The parmesan and chopped parsley garnish are like the icing on the cake. Thanx for posting!"
"Awesome soup!!!! I made some for my work lunches and my hubby scarfed it down! Oh well. Next time I'll double it!!"
"This is very good. I did add spinch and a splash of lemon juice. Even my picky child liked it."