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Creamy White Bean Soup and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Easy

Creamy White Bean Soup and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

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Creamy White Bean Soup and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Method

White Bean Soup 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  • Step 2

    Add sliced leeks and sauté on low heat until it starts to caramelize.

  • Step 3

    Allow to caramelize for at least 10-15 minutes until soft.

  • Step 4

    Add minced garlic and sauté over medium for about one minute.

  • Step 5

    Add dried thyme and rosemary and sauté for 1 minute.

  • Step 6

    Add your navy beans, fresh black pepper and your broth (homemade is best). Stir to combine.

  • Step 7

    Bring to a boil and lower heat. Use back of wooden spoon to mash the beans to make the soup thicker. You want to mash about a third of the beans if you can.

  • Step 8

    Taste and season with salt and more pepper to taste.

Herb Oil 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Season with salt and set aside.

Cheese Croutons 4 Steps

  • Step 1

    Take your sourdough slices and generously top with your grated cheese.

  • Step 2

    Place on baking sheet (do not use parchment paper) and place in oven and broil on high for about one minute. You want some toasty cheese.

  • Step 3

    Once cheese is nice and toasty, turn broil off and turn to 350°F and bake slices for about 10 minutes or until slices are slightly crunchy.

  • Step 4

    Remove from oven, let cool and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

To Serve 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Ladle hot soup into bowl and drizzle herb oil over it.

  • Step 2

    Top soup with croutons and drizzle more herb oil and serve hot.

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Creamy White Bean Soup With Herb Oil and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Easy

Creamy White Bean Soup and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Instagram
Creamy White Bean Soup and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 10 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 40 mins

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Main Dishes

Ingredients

White Bean Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 x 540 mL can navy beans

  • 2 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Herb Oil

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1  bunch basil

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • 5 sprigs thyme, leaves removed

  • Salt, to taste

Sourdough Croutons

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated

  • 1/3 cup sharp cheese, grated (old cheddar)

  • 2-3 slices sourdough toast

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Method

White Bean Soup 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  • Step 2

    Add sliced leeks and sauté on low heat until it starts to caramelize.

  • Step 3

    Allow to caramelize for at least 10-15 minutes until soft.

  • Step 4

    Add minced garlic and sauté over medium for about one minute.

  • Step 5

    Add dried thyme and rosemary and sauté for 1 minute.

  • Step 6

    Add your navy beans, fresh black pepper and your broth (homemade is best). Stir to combine.

  • Step 7

    Bring to a boil and lower heat. Use back of wooden spoon to mash the beans to make the soup thicker. You want to mash about a third of the beans if you can.

  • Step 8

    Taste and season with salt and more pepper to taste.

Herb Oil 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Season with salt and set aside.

Cheese Croutons 4 Steps

  • Step 1

    Take your sourdough slices and generously top with your grated cheese.

  • Step 2

    Place on baking sheet (do not use parchment paper) and place in oven and broil on high for about one minute. You want some toasty cheese.

  • Step 3

    Once cheese is nice and toasty, turn broil off and turn to 350°F and bake slices for about 10 minutes or until slices are slightly crunchy.

  • Step 4

    Remove from oven, let cool and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

To Serve 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Ladle hot soup into bowl and drizzle herb oil over it.

  • Step 2

    Top soup with croutons and drizzle more herb oil and serve hot.

Tags:

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Creamy White Bean Soup With Herb Oil and Toasted Cheese Sourdough Croutons