Leftover Bean Soup Aka White Bean Puree Soup


3 cups of white beans (approximately)
4 cups of water
1 onion, cut up
1 clove of garlic, minced
5 bay leaves
pinch of tumeric
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
bunch of fresh basil


Soak dry beans until shell loosens up (about 2-3 hours) and start boiling water. Add the garlic, onions and white beans and let cook for 45 minutes to an hour. While the beans are cooking, add water to a separate pot and when boiled add the edamame and let cook for 10 minutes. Drain the water with the edamame, let cook and de-shell, placing the peas in the pot. Add the carrots, seasonings (tumeric, basil, salt and pepper) and let cook-testing the taste and adding more water (if necessary). When beans are soft, turn off the flame and blend the ingreidents together. Enjoy
P.S. I used a hand blender to puree the soup, which left it semi-chunky. If you are seeking a smoother consistency, I would suggest to use a blender.




Coley's picture

This sounds really great because I love white beans! I make a yummy tuscan bean soup with cannelini beans you might enjoy too: http://cookingwithcoley.com/2010/03/tuscan-bean-soup/


As I mentioned, I participated in the First Annual Souperama! this weekend where I entered my roasted eggplant and white bean soup. It didn't win, but I had an incredible experience meeting 15 other soupy lovers-professional chefs, caterers and people who simply just love soup (I'll be posting more about that exciting event tomorrow and Wednesday). After the soup was done, I miscalculated the amount of beans I needed where I ended up with over three cups of cannelloni white beans. Now, I could have either made some sort of white bean puree, placed them in my cupboard and saved them for another use, but true to soupy form I decided to keep cooking and use the beans for a soup. Similar to the beans in the cupboard soup concept of using what I had, I added in some carrots, edamame, along with the leftover broth and some seasonings-creating a simple soup whose ingredients can be altered based on what you have and your taste preferences. Enjoy and be sure to check out tomorrow's posts of the Souperama!




Monday, March 8, 2010 - 12:40pm


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