White Bean and Rosemary Soup

READY IN: 55mins




  • Rinse well and drain white beans. Rinsing away the liquid around canned beans can help cut down on the amount of gas you may experience from beans.
  • In a large pot, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Saute while stirring lightly until vegetables are soft (5 to 10 minutes).
  • Add garlic and rosemary and saute for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add drained beans and vegetable stock.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer gently for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • After simmering, place 1/3 to ½ of the bean soup in the blender.
  • Carefully blend until thick and smooth. Caution: Be very careful when blending, letting steam and heat escape every few seconds, by lifting blender lid slowly throughout blending. If steam and heat build up, the lid can blow off the blender.
  • Return blended soup to pot and stir to mix.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle each bowl with a little parmesan cheese.
  • See above for chili variation.
  • * if you do not like pureed soup, do not use the blender method just eat as cooked. I like it without the blender method.