Tusan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time : 25 minutes

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil, (approx)
  • 1 large leek , (white and light green parts only), diced
  • 1 potato , peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , sliced
  • 4 cups (1L) vegetable broth  
  • 3 cups (750 mL) shredded Savoy cabbage 
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) white kidney beans or mixed beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh oregano or fresh parsley, (approx)
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Garlic Toasts:

  • 1/2 baguette
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic , halved

Preparation:

In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté leek, potato and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add broth and 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in cabbage, beans, oregano, salt and pepper; cook for 10 minutes. Transfer 1 cup (250 mL) to blender and purée; return to pot and heat through. Serve sprinkled with more of the olive oil and oregano, and Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Toasts: Meanwhile, cut baguette into 12 slices; brush with oil. Broil until golden. Rub with garlic.

Source : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2010

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