Friday, October 14, 2011

Creamy broccoli white bean soup

Hello all! Last week I made a super yummy dinner that I wanted to share with you! I found the recipe on Pinterest and on a whim decided to try it. It's very easy to make and it was quick. This the picture from Whole Living, my picture wasn't nearly as appetizing.
Find the recipe here.


1 head broccoli (1 pound), cut into florets, stems thinly sliced

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained

2 1/2 cups chicken stock

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

1/2 ounce shaved Parmesan, for serving


1.Steam broccoli florets and stems until tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve 1/2 cup florets for garnish.

2.Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add beans and stock and bring mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat and add broccoli; puree in batches in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each bowl with broccoli florets, toasted pine nuts, and shaved Parmesan.

Some of the changes I made...
I used a bag of frozen broccoli florets. I added butter. I threw in the whole can of beans, liquid and all. It could easily be adapted for a vegetarian!

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