How to cook soup of white beans
White Beans - a low-calorie dietary product. Rich in vitamins B, C, PP and easily digestible vegetable protein containing vital amino acids: tryptophan, lysine, tyrosine, methionine, arginine. Among vegetables beans lead content of copper and zinc, magnesium and iron. Doctors recommend that people with chronic constipation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, to include in the diet of bean dishes. For example, you can prepare a delicate soup. It is a traditional rustic dish, originally from the Italian province of Tuscany, tasty and healthy.
You will need:
tomatoes - 3 pcs .; Carrots - 1 pc .; Onion - 1 pc .; Garlic - 2 cloves; celery - 1 bunch; olive oil - 5 tbsp .; thyme (thyme), dried - 0.5 tsp .; ground black pepper and salt to taste; Bay leaf; water - 800 g
Instruction how to cook soup of white beans
Dry beans thoroughly iterate through. Remove all kinds of debris, damaged and poor quality fruit. Fill with water and wash hands thoroughly beans, changing the water several times.
Moved beans soak overnight in a large bowl with cold water. In the morning drain the water, to shift the beans in a pot, fill with clean water and put on fire. After boiling, boil for another 20 minutes.
Drain the beans and pour a second clean, cold water. Bring to a boil and place in a container bay leaf. Then about 1.5-2 hours, cook over low heat until soft state of the bean.
Again, drain the water, remove the bay leaf and using a food processor or blender are made of ¾ of the finished bean puree. If necessary the weight can be added in a little water.
Heat a large pan of olive oil and fry it finely chopped onion, celery and carrots for 5 minutes on low heat. Add the roasted vegetables peeled and finely chopped garlic, thyme and tomatoes, after removing them from the peel and cut into cubes. stirring often, stew dish for 6-8 minutes.
A pot of water put on fire and bring to a boil. Put in boiling water the whole beans, bean puree and steamed vegetables. Mix thoroughly and within 10-15 minutes simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
When a table to add to each bowl of soup, puree a little olive oil.