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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.

asked by roryrabbitfield almost 4 years ago
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added almost 4 years ago

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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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

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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added almost 4 years ago

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

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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

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).