Green Bean Soup, tastes like summer time.

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I am always looking for new green bean recipes. This summer soup caught my eye but can be made year-round, as well. This soup is perfect for the green beans you put away in the freezer, from your garden last year.

Here on the peninsula, we have overcast mornings, even in the summertime. A bowl of light soup is perfect for our dinner on days like that. Add some whole grain bread and fruit and you have the perfect, easy-going summer dinner.

Green Bean Soup, frugal, delicious and easy.
Green Bean Soup.

Green Bean Soup
adapted from:  More with Less Cookbook
serves 6

1 large onion, cut into small dice
2 slices bacon, minced
oil to saute, if needed
6 c bone stock or water
3 carrots, diced
2  waxy potatoes, diced (waxy type preferred)
4-5 c fresh or frozen green beans, chopped
fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 t garlic salt
1 t salt
fresh ground pepper
1 bunch summer savory, tied for easy removal OR  1 t thyme, crushed

1/2 c cream
1 T flour
adjust final seasonings if needed, with salt and pepper to taste

diced hard cook eggs for garnish

Green Bean Soup, a perfect "from the garden" soup.
Homemade ingredient for Green Bean Soup.

Add minced bacon to a large stockpot, cook until golden, carefully remove and set aside. Using the bacon fat, saute onion until translucent and beginning to golden (you may need a touch of oil).

Add remaining ingredients through summer savory. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Remove summer savory, if using and stir in reserved bacon.

Stir flour into the cream, stir into soup mixture, cook on low until slightly thickened. Adjust final seasonings if desired. Serve garnished with diced hard-cooked eggs, offer hot sauce for those that like a brisk soup!

Ready to eat.
PS:  This soup goes great with these, Crumb Muffins!


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  1. Lovely soup, beautiful soup dish and those muffins!

  2. The beans are simply fabulous at the farmers market right now, so this recipe is very timely.

  3. We would just love your soup Melynda, it looks delicious! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. Your Green Bean Soup looks so comforting and tasty, Melynda. Love that you can use frozen green beans too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope to 'see' you again this week!


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