Creamy White Bean Soup

 
 This soup is perfect for a cold winter night. It has a bit of a citrus zing and some spice, but is also incredibly soothing. The navy beans, which are partially pureed, add mellow earthy notes to a simple base of roots vegetables and herbs. The final product tastes best when your ingredients are fresh, so don't hesitate to begin this one with a homemade veggie stock.

This soup is perfect for a cold winter night. It has a bit of a citrus zing and some spice, but is also incredibly soothing. The navy beans, which are partially pureed, add mellow earthy notes to a simple base of roots vegetables and herbs. The final product tastes best when your ingredients are fresh, so don't hesitate to begin this one with a homemade veggie stock.

Adapted from The First Mess

| Yield: 4-5 servings | Time: 30 minutes | 

 
 

 
 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1 medium carrot, diced

1 celeriac, peeled and diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

chili flakes, to taste

1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced

2 15-ounce cans cooked navy beans

4 cups vegetable stock

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste

3 cups packed chopped lacinato kale (roughly 1 small bunch)

finely chopped flat leaf parsley, for garnish

Preparation

Heat the oil in a medium-large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celeriac to the pot and stir. Sauté the vegetables until lightly softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.

To the pot, add the garlic, chili flakes, and rosemary. Stir and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the navy beans to the pot and stir. Add the vegetable stock to the pot and stir once more. Then bring the soup to a boil.

Once boiling, ladle half of the soup into an upright blender. Add the lemon juice to the blender as well. Carefully bring the speed of the blender up to high and blend until this portion of the soup is totally liquified. Pour this liquified portion back into the pot. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the chopped kale to the pot and bring the soup back to a boil.

Once the kale is slightly wilted and bright green, season the soup once more with salt and pepper, if you find it necessary.

Stir in the chopped parsley just before you are ready to serve.

 
 

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