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Saturday Stirrings ~ White Bean Soup

Posted by Carol on January 23, 2009

I am trying very hard to eat healthier. Technically I am a Weight Watchers member. I say “technically” because I haven’t been to a meeting in a while, but I intend to go back. Oh, yes I do.

This recipe actually comes from a Weight Watchers cookbook.  It is 4 points per serving. Just in case you were wondering.

White Bean Soup with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (19 ounce) can of white kidney beans (aka cannellini); rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, shredded or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat a medium saucepan. Swirl in the oil, then add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.  Add the beans and broth. Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Return the puree to the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and basil; simmer until heated through. Serve with the cheese.

Makes 4 – 1 cup servings.

Here’s Mr. Linky. Hopefully he will cooperate with us today. I heard he misbehaved himself while I was out of town last week. I had a stern talk with him and told him how disappointed I was. Hopefully, I will not have to take his iPod away again.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Stirrings ~ White Bean Soup”

  1. Sounds yummy and easy! I like that!

  2. limeandlemon said

    such a simple soup .. and sounds really delicious … i love soups so i might give it a try … Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com

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