Wednesday, March 19, 2014

White Bean Soup


Today I am sharing with you a very delicious white bean soup recipe. It takes little time to cook but it is very healthy and yummy. White kidney beans are rich in fiber both soluble and insoluble. Once in your digestive system, soluble fiber binds itself with the bile acids and removes it out of your body. This prevents such bile acids from being reabsorbed in your liver and hence inhibits synthesis of harmful cholesterol.Rich in vitamin B9 -- also called folate or folic acid -- and low in fat, white kidney beans are heart-healthy. Folate reduces the levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the bloodstream.White kidney beans are rich in vitamin B1, or thiamin, which is necessary for formation and operation of brain cells. Thiamin is a key component in the synthesis of acetylcholine, which ensures that your memory functions properly. When eaten daily, a 1-cup serving of white kidney beans can help improve and maintain your cognitive function. A very delicious and healthy recipe on your way. You can add greens to this soup to make it more healthy. Enjoy white bean soup.



White Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 2 cups white kidney beans
  • 2 big tomatoes chopped
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream / Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp grated cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • to taste tsp salt and pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak beans in water overnight. Now in a heavy bottom pan heat oil add crushed garlic and onion. Stir for few second then add white beans, tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and vegetable stock. Cover and in a slow flame cook for 2 hours or until the beans are soft. To make it more colorful you can add finely chopped spinach and cook for another 20 minutes. Now add grated cheese if using and fresh cream or Greek yogurt which one you prefer to use and lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve hot. Your delicious yummy white bean soup is ready to relish.


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