White Bean Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

White Bean Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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20 min 45 min 1 h 5 min 8
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Ingredients


1 leaf Bay leaf
1/4 tsp Black pepper (or to taste)
2 medium Carrots (diced)
2 medium stalk(s) Celery (diced)
2 cup Great northern beans, canned (rinsed and drained)
1/3 cup Olive oil
3 sprig Parsley, fresh (chopped for garnish)
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 cup Sun-dried tomato, packed in oil, drained
2 tbsp Tomato sauce, canned
10 cup Water
1 large Yellow onion (diced)

Instructions


Soaking dried beans rehydrates them and results in more tender beans and shorter cooking time. If you don't have an extra day to soak the beans overnight, you can try the quick soak method below.

Quick Soaking Method:
Add beans plus enough water to cover beans by 2 inches to a pot. Add 2 tbsp. salt and stir. Bring beans to a rolling boil. Turn off heat, cover, and soak for an hour. Drain and rinse beans under cold water before using.

For the Soup:
Add the beans, water, and olive oil to a large, non-reactive soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until beans are tender but not mushy, about 1 hour.

Add vegetables, sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste, and bay leaf to the pot and simmer uncovered for another 30-45 minutes for flavours to meld and soup to thicken a bit.

Season the soup with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remove the bay leaf and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Note:
Adding an acidic ingredient like tomato to the soup before the beans are cooked can toughen the skins on the beans.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 224  
Calories from fat 108  
Calories from saturated fat 15.4  
Total Fat 12.0  g
Saturated Fat 1.7  g
Trans Fat 0.0  g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5  g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.2  g
Cholesterol 0  mg
Sodium 234  mg
Potassium 629  mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.4  g
Dietary Fiber 5.5  g
Sugars 1.9  g
Protein 6.6  g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.9

Energy sources


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