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Broccoli And White Bean Soup

Broccoli and White Bean Soup

Steaming broccoli florets helps them maintain their nutrients; adding them to soup with olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic cloves makes a complete hearty meal.

Whole Living, January/February 2011

Ingredients:

  • 1 head broccoli (1 pound), cut into florets, stems thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • One 15oz can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1.5 pts chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 ounce shaved Parmesan, for serving

Directions:

  1. Steam broccoli florets and stems until tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  2. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. 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.

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