White Beans Au Pistou

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the beans and soak in boiling water for one hour. Drain.
  • Grind the first two ingredients in a mortar and pestle (or food processor) with a dash of salt. Slowly add the extra virgin olive oil.
  • This is the "pistou" and can be poured in ice cube trays, frozen (pop out and put in a ziploc freezer bag to store in freezer) or use it the same day as you make it (It will fade in color if not frozen).
  • In a pot that holds 3 quarts, at least, saute the garlic in the olive oil for a minute or two.
  • Add the beans, salt and the stock.
  • Cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and check seasoning (I like to add fresh ground black pepper) and simmer for 15-25 minutes more (or until beans are just tender). Watch the liquid, adding more so that the beans are not ever dry.
  • When beans are tender, but hold their shape, stir in the pistou.
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