Giant White Bean Soup

Giant White Bean Soup
Giant White Bean Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. Dried gigandes or Italian Corona Beans Bouquet garni

  • 6

    Cloves garlic peeled

  • 1

    large onion1 large carrot

  • 1/2

    leek

  • Olive oil

  • Sea Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Parsley Sauce:

  • 4

    Cups Italian parsley leaves

  • 1/2

    cup butter, melted

  • 2

    cloves garlic

Directions

Soak the beans 12-14 hrs. Place in a heavy bottom pot and cover with 2 in. of water, add garni and garlic and bring to a boil. Simmer 1-1 ½ hrs. Towards the end of cooking, finely chop the onion, carrot and leek. Heat 2 tbls. olive oil and cook vegetables until the onions turn golden. (About 5 mins.) Remove the garni, add the vegetables to the beans and simmer until the beans are very tender. (About 30 Mins.) Season with salt and pepper. Drain ¾ of the liquid and reduce until is a medium-thick consistency and return the liquid to the beans. Add the parsley sauce, toss and serve immediately. Parsley Sauce Combine the parsley, butter and garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

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