White Bean, Leek and Carrot Soup…Soup is on this month! Presenting the second soup dish in my month long dedication to Soups. Today’s soup, White Bean, Leek and Carrot, is delicious, it can also be made as “meatless meal option”. Fast and easy to construct, the stars of this recipe are white cannellini beans, leeks and carrots . The trick to bring out the best in this dish, is to begin by sautéing the leeks, garlic, carrots and celery together with thyme and parsley, allowi their flavors to meld. Then add the vegetable, meat or chicken broth and simmer until the vegetables are softened, guaranteed good!
White Bean, Leek and Carrot Soup…Soup is on this month! Try it, Let’s Cook!
White Bean, Leek and Carrot Soup...Soup is on this month!
This delicious soup gets it flavor from sautéing all your vegetables with herbs and garlic before adding either, vegetable, chicken or meat broth
- 2 Tbls Extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or smashed
- 2 large Leeks (4 cups chopped)
- 1 Hot red pepper or red pepper flakes to taste
- 3 cups Chopped carrots
- 2 cups Chopped celery
- 4 cups White cannellini beans canned, drained
- 6 cups Vegetable, chicken or beef broth
- handful Fresh Italian Flat leaf parsley chopped
- handful Fresh thyme leaves
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Cut the leeks in half, rinse well as leeks are filled with sand. Cut into 1/4 wide slices
Peel and chop the carrots into 1/4"- 1/2" pieces
Clean and chop the celery into 1/4-1/2" pieces
Chop your herbs, set aside
In a soup pot, add garlic, hot pepper and olive oil, lightly brown the garlic, on medium low heat
When the garlic is golden, add the leeks, stirring, continue cooking until the leeks begin to soften, the add the carrots, celery, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Stirring, saute for a few minutes.
Add the drained beans, then pour the broth into the pot, bring the liquid to a boil, then turn to a low heat and simmer for 60-80 minutes. Soup is ready when the vegetables are soft.
If you like serve with parmesan cheese
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