French White Bean Soup

Recipe by Julie Bs Hive
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 1 1/2 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat.
  • Add the onion, fennel, carrots, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, stock, basil, and fennel seeds and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cannellini and simmer 3 minutes longer until heated through.
  • 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.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each one with a dollop of the pesto.
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