White Bean Soup, with Cilantro Broth
This is an all-around, anytime, easy to produce meal. Full of vegetables, plenty of protein and delicious! You have the option of using cooked beans from your own kitchen or canned beans. Either way, with beans in your freezer on in your pantry, dinner is a simmer away.
|White Bean Soup with Cilantro Broth|
adapted from: cook with what you have
6 c vegetable bouillon - divided - you may use homemade stock or try the homemade bouillon.
2-3 leeks or 1 medium onion
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 (large) bunch of swiss chard
2 c cooked white beans or 1 can cannellini beans, drained
1 bunch cilantro - 2 c packed cilantro
4 - 6 eggs
4 - 6 slices of crusty bread
Romano cheese, if desired
Salt and Pepper
Remove the green part of the leeks, rinse well, cut in half and slice thinly. If using the onion, diced in 1/4 inch size. Add 2 T olive oil to a large flat bottom pan, saute the leeks and garlic, until soft, do not brown. Stir frequently.
Wash and remove stems from the chard. Dice into 1-inch squares. Add to pan along with the 5 cups of the broth and drained beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes.
Puree the cilantro leaves with the remaining 1 c broth. Stir into soup kettle. Again bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, carefully drop eggs into soup, season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer until eggs are set.
|Poaching eggs in the soup broth.|
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