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White Bean Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 8, Serving Size: 1  cup  |  Prep Time: 30 minutes

 

2 cups dried navy or cannellini beans

1 large onion

4 whole cloves

4 cups water

4 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp olive oil

2 large onions, chopped

1 cup chopped lean ham

2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

2 tbsp chopped garlic

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

2 1/2 Starch

1 Lean Meat

 

Calories 263   

    Calories from Fat 54

Total Fat 6g

    Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 10mg

Sodium 299mg

Carbohydrate 37g

    Dietary Fiber 8g

    Sugar 7g

Protein 19g

Cooking Methods

  1. Place the beans in a large stockpot. Add enough cold water to cover and soak overnight. Drain well.
  2. Return the beans to the pot. Add the whole onion, garlic, water, chicken broth and bay leaves and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, ham, rosemary and garlic. Saute for about 15 minutes. Add the mixture to the stockpot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Discard the whole onion. Transfer 2 cups of the bean mixture to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Return the bean puree to the soup and stir before serving.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

This hearty bean soup is high in protein. It can be enjoyed by everyone including special diets such as diabetes.

 

 

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