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MaryEllen

Cream of Green Bean Soup, GF

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Yummy way to use up the green beans from my CSA box!

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Ingredients

  • 6 6 6 green onions, sliced
  • 6 6 6 shallots, chopped
  • 1 1 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 3 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 2 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 4 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 2 2-inch lbs fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1⁄2-1 1⁄2-1 cup whipped cream or 1⁄2-1 cup half & half light cream
  • 1 1 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1⁄2 1⁄2 teaspoon dried tarragon

Details

Adapted from geniuskitchen.com

Preparation

Step 1

Saute the green onions, shallot and garlic in the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Set aside.
Cook the diced potatoes in boiling water to cover for 15 minutes, or until tender (depends on how small you diced them); drain well, and set aside.
Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan; add green beans, and cook 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Add the reserved green onions and potato; stir well.
Transfer half of the green bean mixture to the container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down the sides. Repeat the procedure with the remaining green bean mixture. (Sometimes I like to use my immersion blender, leaving some of the pieces whole). Return the pureed mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in whipping cream or half and half, lemon juice, and tarragon. Cook until thoroughly heated. Serve, and sprinkle with black pepper.

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