Thursday, September 19, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Pureed White Bean Soup

White beans are high in Magnesium… and Magnesium is super important for keeping your skin healthy! Here’s the skinny: Magnesium is an anti-allergen that can help to protect skin from rashes that are caused by allergies. In addition, Magnesium can also help to heal damaged skin cells!  So when we found this delicious recipe for Pureed White Bean Soup we knew you’d need it just as much as we did. Cool weather is around the corner, so get cozy with a bowl of this soup and let your body (and skin) soak up all the nutritional benefits!

 

pureed white bean soup

Ingredients:

For Roasted Tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes

 

For White Bean Soup

6 slices bacon
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 19-oz (540 mL) can white beans (navy or cannellini beans), drained and rinsed
3 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp minced chives, optional

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cherry tomatoes with oil and spread on a baking sheet. Roast about 30 minutes, until wilted and caramelized.
Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then crumble.
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in white beans and broth; bring to a simmer.
Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or by transferring it in batches to a regular blender. Season well with salt and pepper.
Serve topped with roasted tomatoes, crumbled bacon and minced chives.

 

Source: Foodess

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