Need help doctoring bean soup

I cooked some white beans, just boiled them. Didntl know what to do with them so I puréed then with some chicken broth. Now I have a bean soup, not so thick but not too thin either. Seasoned with salt. Still it's pretty boring and bland. How to make it better? Thx.

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ATG117
ATG117 January 21, 2013

I'd add vegetables and herbs. You can probably do a quick saute on onions, carrots and celery until they're slightly soft; then add them to the mixture you already have with some herbs like thyme or a bit of rosemary to let them finish cooking. Other good add ins might be kale, tomatoes, and onions. When you're done, you can top your bowl off with a drizzle of good olive oil and or some large homemade croutons (chunks of bread, drizzle of oil, baked until dried out on edges). Make sure everything is salted well!

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Maedl
Maedl January 21, 2013

Saute bacon, garlic, onions, perhaps diced carrots and celery in olive oil and add to the soup. Add some herbs, too. Perhaps rosemary and sage or basil and marjoram.

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pierino
pierino January 21, 2013

Herbs. Chopped fresh rosemary and/or thyme. These are good "bean" herbs. Plus a drizzle of GOOD extra virgin oil----not the Trader Joe's/Costco garbage. Keep it simple. You want the beans to be the star.

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Daria Faulkner
Daria Faulkner January 21, 2013

I would add some diced cooked bacon and onion and serve with parmegiano and herbed croutons.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. January 21, 2013

In addition to the above mentioned suggestions, you can simmer it with a little Parmesan rind for added depth (and take it out before you eat it).

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