Tuscany White Bean Soup Recipe
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2 lb dry great nothern beans, washed
2 qt water
2 bay leaves, large
1 tsp dried basil, cri,b;ed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper, ground
2 tbsp parsley, fresh chopped
2 green onion, chopped
Saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft,
stirring often. Add bean, water, bay leaves, and basil. Bring
mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmmer, and cover. Continue cooking
until beans are tender, about 2 hours, adding more liquid if
necessary and stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
Cool soup, puree beans in a blender or food processor fitted with
steel blade. Return pureed soup to pot; reheat over moderate heat.
stirring often. Blend in remaining olive oil. Serve soup hot,
garnished with chopped parsley and green onions. If soup is too
thick, add water or chicken broth.
Food Exchange Per Serving: 2 1/2 STRARCH/BREAD EXCHANGES + 1 LEAN MEAT
EXCHANGE + 1 FAT EXCHANGE CAL: 293; CHO: 37g; PRO: 13g; FAT: 11g;
SOD: 256; CHOL: 0g; Low-Sodium Diets: Omit Salt.
Source: The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic by Mary Abbott Hess,
R.D.,M.S. and Katharine Middleton Brought to you and yours via Nancy
O'Brion and her Meal-Master
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