White Bean Soup
2 cups dried Great Northern beans
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 cup chopped leek
1 lg. tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
8 garlic cloves, chopped
3 bacon slices, chopped
11 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream
Optional Garnish: White Truffle Oil
Place beans in a heavy large pot.
Add enough water to cover by 2 inches.
Heat olive oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
leek, tomato, carrots,
celery, garlic and bacon and sauté until vegetables
are tender, about 6 minutes.
chicken stock, chopped thyme and
rosemary. Bring soup to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium
low and simmer covered,
until beans are very tender, about 1 hour.
Working in batches, puree soup in a
blender until smooth. Return soup to
pot and add whipping
cream. Season with
salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and
drizzle with white
truffle oil if desired.
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