Sun-Dried Tomato in addition to Olive Hummus amongst Goat Cheese

Hummus has long been a pop in addition to slow summertime repast solution. Also a delightful appetizer to serve to guests, such a unproblematic indulgence volition equally good convey comfort to the staunchest of hermits. Once the beans are cooked, in addition to a few things roughly chopped, everything goes into a nutrient processor in addition to inwards minutes, you lot pick out a salubrious legume dip to serve amongst raw vegetables in addition to slices of pita breadstuff or perchance around whole repast biscuits — assuming you lot tin resist the urge to eat it past times the spoonful, inwards large quantities. Honestly, I could eat vats of this stuff, which mightiness describe of piece of job organisation human relationship for the large quantity this recipe yields. Imagine iv cups of practiced nourishment dressed upwards equally decadence.

This is a riff on my favorite trio of sun-dried tomatoes, caprine animal cheese in addition to olives. Inspired past times memories of olive tapenade, olive hummus, in addition to spicy roasted cherry pepper hummus, this novel favorite was born in addition to consumed amongst pleasure. For a vegan version, only omit the caprine animal cheese.

HummusSun-Dried Tomato in addition to Olive Hummus amongst Goat Cheese
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Published on July 2, 2009

Robust in addition to flavorful spiced hummus amongst sun-dried tomatoes, olives in addition to tangy caprine animal cheese

HummusPrint this recipe

  • 1 loving cup dried chickpeas (2 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 2/3 loving cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3/4 loving cup Kalamata olives, pitted in addition to chopped
  • 1/2 loving cup tahini
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 loving cup soft caprine animal cheese
  • 1 teaspoon soil cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/3 loving cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea common salt to taste
  • Rinse the chickpeas in addition to soak for 8 hours or overnight inwards plenty H2O to cover. Drain in addition to rinse, thus transfer to a large saucepan in addition to comprehend amongst fresh water. Bring to a boil, trim down the oestrus to medium-low, cover, in addition to simmer for 1 to ii hours or until the beans are buttery soft. Drain in addition to develop aside.

  • Soak the sun-dried tomatoes inwards hot H2O for xv to twenty minutes. Drain, reserving the soaking liquid, in addition to roughly chop the tomatoes.

  • Reserve a few olives for garnish, along amongst a few to a greater extent than to stir into the processed hummus for added texture.

  • In a nutrient processor, combine the chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, in addition to the remaining ingredients along amongst a few tablespoons of the reserved sun-dried tomato plant soaking liquid. Process until all of the ingredients are puréed. Add to a greater extent than of the reserved sun-dried tomato plant soaking liquid if necessary to accomplish your desired consistency.

  • Stir inwards well-nigh of the reserved chopped olive in addition to garnish amongst the remaining olives in addition to around sprigs of parsley. Serve at room temperature.

  • Refrigerate inwards a covered container for upwards to three days. Bring the hummus to room temperature in addition to stir briefly earlier re-serving.

Makes 4 cups

Three-Bean Salad amongst Fennel

Cool, crunchy too fresh … the mild savoury licorice flavour of raw fennel is ever deliciously refreshing inward warm weather. It's likewise business office of a substantial too nourishing trammel dejeuner inward this attractive salad adapted from Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisinethe too provides a delightful contrast inward color, texture too gustation amongst iii unlike kinds of beans too a brisk lemon, herb too seed seasoning.

This is my contribution to My Legume Love Affair, 1 of my favorite monthly events celebrating the mighty bean. Susan is the mastermind behind this pop outcome too the host for the 13th edition is Harini of Tongue Ticklers.

the Three-Bean Salad amongst Fennel
Recipe past times
Adapted from Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cookingthe
Cuisine: Indian
Published on July 5, 2009

Cool, crunchy fresh fennel provides a delightful contrast inward color, texture too gustation amongst iii unlike kinds of beans too a brisk lemon, herb too seed seasoning inward this refreshing trammel or summertime salad

thePrint this recipe

  • /2 loving cup dried chickpeas
  • 1/2 loving cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 loving cup dried cerise kidney beans
  • 1-inch spell fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 hot greenish or cerise chilies, seeded too minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4 loving cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • fresh dry reason dark pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or a mixture of olive fossil oil too butter
  • 1 teaspoon dark mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, too thinly sliced
  • Rinse the beans together* nether mutual frigidity running H2O too soak overnight nether several inches of mutual frigidity H2O amongst a niggling yogurt whey or lemon juice added. Drain too rinse the beans, hence house inward a medium saucepan too encompass over again amongst fresh mutual frigidity water. Bring to a boil, hence bring down the rut to low, cover, too simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are simply tender but withal firm. Drain too laid aside to cool.

  • Put the ginger, chilies, parsley, coriander, tabular array salt too fresh dry reason pepper to gustation inward a salad bowl. Heat the ghee or olive oil-butter mixture over medium rut inward a pocket-size frying pan. Toss inward the dark mustard seeds, ajwain seeds too caraway seeds too fry until the dark mustard seeds get-go sputtering. Remove from heat, too pour the seasonings conduct into the salad bowl. Whisk together thoroughly, too gently stir inward the beans too fennel.

  • Refrigerate earlier serving.

  • *Note: If yous don't desire the pinkish from the kidney beans to bleed into the other beans, soak too railroad train the kidney beans separately.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Blueberry Goat Cheese Muffins

Restless as well as craving a baked process on a lazy sun evening, I rushed off to the kitchen inside an hr of finding this recipe for Blueberry Goat Cheese Muffins at Coconut as well as Lime. The add-on of tangy caprine animal cheese is barely perceptible to the palate, but it sure enough adds a delectable creaminess to these huckleberry packed muffins that literally melt inward your mouth, peculiarly when served warm. I tin honestly tell these are to a greater extent than or less of the tastiest huckleberry muffins I convey always eaten, as well as that's maxim something, because huckleberry muffins are my favorite berry muffin.

I added to a greater extent than or less cornmeal as well as caprine animal milk to the recipe, cutting dorsum on the carbohydrate as well as used St. Dalfour's Blueberry fruit spread sweetened amongst white grape juice instead of the huckleberry purée called for inward the master recipe.

RestlessBlueberry Goat Cheese Muffins
Recipe yesteryear
Adapted from Rachel Rappaport
Published on July 6, 2009

Easy, moist as well as creamy huckleberry muffins amongst soft tangy caprine animal cheese as well as but a hint of compaction from a petty cornmeal

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  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 loving cup xanthous cornmeal
  • 1/4 loving cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 loving cup whole milk or caprine animal milk
  • 1/2 loving cup soft caprine animal cheese, mashed
  • 1/2 loving cup huckleberry jam
  • 1/4 loving cup unsalted butter, melted as well as slightly cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 pint (2 cups) blueberries
  • Preheat an oven to 400° as well as generously grease a 12 loving cup muffin tray amongst butter.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda as well as salt. Make a good inward the centre as well as educate aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, caprine animal cheese, huckleberry jam, butter as well as vanilla. Pour the moisture ingredients into the dry out ingredients as well as stir until but combined. Fold inward the blueberries.

  • Divide the batter evenly amid the muffin cups. Bake for fifteen to xx minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let the muffins sit down inward the tray for five minutes as well as thence transfer to a rack to cool for a few minutes earlier serving.

Makes 12 muffins
More berry muffin recipes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins
Raspberry Cornmeal Muffins
Raspberry Lemon Muffins
Cranberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Asparagus & Feta Cheese Scramble


If you're similar me together with e'er selection upward to a greater extent than asparagus inwards flavor than yous know what to create with, a quick steaming, a splash of lemon juice together with a sprinkle of body of body of water tabular array salt is e'er a uncomplicated together with appetizing solution. But asparagus besides pairs equally easily together with beautifully amongst cheese together with eggs, lending itself to quick throw-togethers without having to resort to forethought or pre-planning.

This recipe started equally a routine trip into the kitchen to tyke upward a few manifestly eggs for the criterion breakfast. Without fifty-fifty quite knowing how, the accidental regain of a bunch of asparagus together with one-half a brick of Feta cheese that I had meant to role upward turned the one-time over-easy eggs into an elegant together with delicious scramble … together with at the expense of solely an extra 5 or 10 minutes.

reAsparagus & Feta Cheese Scramble
Recipe yesteryear
Published on July 8, 2009

Quick together with tardily but elegant together with delicious scrambled eggs together with Feta Cheese amongst fresh asparagus

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch (1 lb or 450 g) fresh asparagus
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 loving cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • sea tabular array salt to taste
  • fresh soil dark pepper
  • Melt the butter inwards a large non-stick skillet over but less than medium heat. Meanwhile, snap off the woody ends of the asparagus together with chop the spears into 1-inch pieces.

  • When the butter is foaming, add together the asparagus together with shallot together with stir for two to three minutes. Cover the pan together with allow the asparagus gear upward until but tender, close 5 to half-dozen minutes. Stir inwards the thyme together with encompass for about other minute.

  • Meanwhile, trounce the eggs amongst the Feta cheese. Pour the eggs together with cheese into the vegetables together with gently trawl through the mixture amongst a wooden spoon for a yoke of minutes. Cover the pan together with gear upward until the eggs are set, lifting the lid together with stirring occasionally.

  • Season amongst body of body of water tabular array salt together with enough of fresh soil dark pepper.

Makes 4 servings


Other fast forenoon ideas yous mightiness like:
Asparagus together with Feta Cheese Frittata
Good Fri Scramble
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Indian Lemon Brown Rice

Lemon rice has long been 1 of my favorites, only for some reason, I've solely made it using white basmati rice. This fourth dimension I've twisted my favorite piquant lemon rice some past times using dark-brown rice — the chewy texture together with earthy together with nutty flavour of the dark-brown rice plant wonderfully good alongside lemon together with spices. It's a novel favorite. Serve alongside mung beans together with mixed vegetables for a satisfying together with delicious Indian vegetarian dinner.

LemonIndian Lemon Brown Rice
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Indian
Published on July 10, 2009

Simple, spicy lemon rice alongside a twist on the due south Indian classic using nourishing together with nutty tasting dark-brown rice

LemonPrint this recipe

  • 1 loving cup long-grain dark-brown rice
  • 1/2 loving cup raw cashews, halved
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or a mixture of butter together with oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dark-brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon skinless urad dal, rinsed
  • 1/4 loving cup dried grated unsweetened coconut
  • 2 to three dark-green chilies, finely chopped
  • small handful of dried curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • juice from 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon body of body of water salt, or to taste
  • Soak the rice inwards two cups of H2O overnight. Bring to a boil, cut back rut to low, cover, together with simmer for forty minutes or until the H2O is absorbed. Remove from rut together with fix aside.

  • In a frying pan, rut the ghee or butter together with petroleum over medium-low heat. When hot, add together the cashews to the pan. Stir together with tiddler until they are golden brown. Remove alongside a slotted spoon together with add together to the cooked rice.

  • Raise the rut to medium together with add together the cumin seeds, mustard seeds together with urad dal to the pan. Stir for thirty to sixty seconds or until the mustard seeds plough grayness together with start out to pop. Add the coconuut, chilies, curry leaves together with turmeric to the pan together with hand off to stir for some other 1 or two minutes. Transfer to the rice, add together the tabular array salt together with lemon juice, together with gently mix alongside a fork until everything is good combined.

  • Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings


Piquant Lemon Rice alongside Cashews
Simple Lemon Rice
Lime Flavored Rice alongside Split Peas

Scalloped Potatoes amongst Best-Ever Mushroom Sauce


Fine recipes are rather similar classic stories. An instant spark of inspiration, or musings of days, maybe years, mayhap a combination of the two, the lastly lawsuit is to live savored as well as revisited many times over. Scalloped potatoes are sure enough ane of those classic preparations that deserve our creative attention.


The lazy days of summertime telephone cry upwards for a sure conciseness, both inwards literature as well as food. We desire proficient nourishment, alongside an elegant flare, exactly normally don't desire to undertaking over the enjoyment of the experience. And so, afterward pulling myself away from the garden as well as my edition of Pushkin's consummate prose works, I headed upstairs as well as scalloped potatoes alongside my best-ever mushroom sauce were born. I convey to a greater extent than ideas for this nigh delicious of sauces, because it's locomote a favorite inwards my household, every bit has this preparation, though it's a novel improver to the menu.


To brand this recipe, you lot volition ask to ready a batch of best-ever mushroom sauce, or exercise your ain favorite mushroom sauce. I increased the quantity of the master copy mushroom sauce recipe slightly past times adding roughly extra mushrooms (I used white push clit as well as creminis), a 1/3 loving cup to a greater extent than or hence of yogurt as well as cooked the sauce for less fourth dimension because it gets simmered alongside the potatoes inwards the oven as well as I didn't desire it to thicken upwards besides much.

FineScalloped Potatoes alongside Best Ever Mushroom Sauce
Recipe past times
Published on July 12, 2009

Simple creamy scalloped potatoes made alongside a tangy "best ever" mushroom sauce

FinePrint this recipe
  • 5 to half-dozen large potatoes (5 lbs or 2 1/4 kg), sliced
  • sea tabular array salt as well as fresh soil dark pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 batch of best-ever mushroom sauce (recipe below)
  • Cover the bottom of a medium-sized casserole dish alongside a layer of sliced potatoes. Top alongside one-half the butter, sprinkle alongside tabular array salt as well as pepper, as well as pour one-half of the mushroom sauce over the potatoes. Repeat the steps as well as sprinkle the tiptop alongside a piddling to a greater extent than tabular array salt as well as pepper. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 flake of milk tin live added if you lot ask to sparse it out a bit.

  • Bake uncovered inwards a preheated 350° oven for lx to lxxx minutes or until the potatoes are tender as well as the sauce has thickened. Let the potatoes represent 10 minutes or hence earlier serving.

Makes 4 to half-dozen servings
Best-Ever Mushroom Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, or alongside roughly creminis, sliced
  • 1 loving cup manifestly whole fatty yogurt at room temperature
  • juice of 1 or 2 lemons, to sense of savor (3 to v tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour (optional)
  • fresh soil dark pepper to taste
  • Notes: Use whole fatty yogurt at room temperature to avoid curdling. Cold yogurt curdles inwards reply to sudden changes inwards temperature. If using fat-free or low-fat yogurt, stabilize the yogurt start past times whisking inwards 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or flour.

  • Melt the butter inwards a large saucepan or wok over medium heat. Add the onions as well as ready for 8 minutes or until they are soft as well as translucent. Stir inwards the mushrooms, comprehend alongside a tight-fitting lid, as well as ready for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are reduced exactly all the same slightly plump.

  • Take the pan off the stove as well as take the lid. Stir inwards the yogurt, hence stir inwards the lemon juice, parsley, mustard as well as salt. Return the pan to the stove. Reduce the rut to medium-low as well as simmer the sauce without boiling, stirring occasionally, for at to the lowest degree thirty minutes — or longer if you lot desire a thicker sauce. If you lot desire to speed upwards the process, stir inwards a tablespoon of unbleached all-purpose flour a few minutes afterward adding the yogurt as well as other ingredients as well as simmer for xv minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Before serving, add together fresh soil dark pepper to sense of savor as well as stir.

Makes 3 cups


More scalloped murphy recipes from :
Scalloped Potatoes alongside Coconut Milk as well as Mushrooms
Scalloped Potatoes alongside Wild Mushroom Soup

Spicy Azuki Bean in addition to Brown Rice Salad


Known only every bit "red bean" where it is widely cultivated inward eastward Asia, the picayune azuki edible bean is rather neglected elsewhere … a chip of a shame given its calorie-free in addition to creamy texture in addition to mild, slightly sweetness in addition to nutty flavour when cooked that larn inward an slow in addition to delightful pairing alongside other Asian tastes. Quite for that argue I came upward alongside this elementary in addition to zesty Asian-style azuki in addition to dark-brown rice salad to become along alongside my mushroom, miso in addition to seaweed soup to consummate a nourishing in addition to colorful calorie-free dinner.

This is likewise my submission to this month's No Croutons Required. You select until the 20th of July to post inward your soup or salad creation featuring grains.

whereSpicy Azuki Bean in addition to Brown Rice Salad
Recipe yesteryear
Cuisine: Asian
Published on July 14, 2009

A simple, nourishing, colorful in addition to zesty Asian-style azuki edible bean in addition to dark-brown rice salad that makes a swell dejeuner or calorie-free dinner.

wherePrint this recipe

  • 3/4 loving cup dried azuki beans
  • 3/4 loving cup dark-brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vino vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 hot light-green chilies, seeded in addition to minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 light-green onions, light-green in addition to white parts sliced
  • 1 carrot, finely sliced
  • 3 radishes, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • Rinse the azuki beans nether mutual frigidity running H2O in addition to soak overnight inward a bowl covered inward several inches of mutual frigidity H2O alongside a picayune yogurt whey or lemon juice added. Separately, rinse the dark-brown rice nether mutual frigidity running H2O in addition to soak overnight inward 1 1/2 cups mutual frigidity H2O inward a small-scale saucepan.

  • Drain in addition to rinse the soaked beans in addition to add together to a medium saucepan. Cover alongside several inches of fresh mutual frigidity water, in addition to select to a boil. Reduce the oestrus to low, cover, in addition to simmer for xl minutes or until the beans are tender but firm. Drain in addition to develop aside to cool.

  • Meanwhile, select the rice in addition to soaking liquid to a boil, cut down oestrus to low, cover, in addition to simmer for 45 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff alongside a fork in addition to develop aside to cool.

  • Combine the oils, vinegar, tamari sauce, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, cayenne in addition to the white parts of the light-green onions inward a bowl in addition to whisk. In a large bowl, combine the cooled beans in addition to rice alongside the carrots, radishes in addition to chilies, in addition to toss gently alongside the dressing.

  • Lightly toast the sesame seeds to a golden dark-brown over medium-low oestrus inward a frying pan or small-scale saucepan. Scatter the toasted sesame seeds in addition to light-green parts of the light-green onions over the salad in addition to serve.

Makes 4 to half dozen servings


If yous liked this recipe yous may likewise enjoy:
Lucy's Adzuki Croquettes in addition to Spicy Sesame Sauce
Spicy Azuki Bean Risotto
Yunnan Stir-Fired Azuki Beans in addition to Green Pepper

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Audio accompaniment: Arc of Passionwhereby Steve Roach

Haloumi, Beetroot as well as Greens Dressed alongside Tahini as well as Lemon

Stuffed Mushrooms amongst Sun-dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese as well as Olives on the side.

AsThe lemon as well as the tahini dressing, slightly sweetened past times only about high character honey, comes together inwards minutes, as well as pairs oh as well as then good amongst the earthy beets as well as luscious greens. If possible, purchase only about beets amongst only about good for you lot rich greenish leaves to purpose inwards the salad base. Any combination of greens tin travel used. Consider a mixture of babe spinach, beet greens, mustard greens as well as dandelion.

Haloumi is a salty Greek cheese, commonly made of caprine animal as well as sheep milk. It has a high melting point, as well as holds together good when fried or grilled. It freezes well, as well as then I advise having a block on mitt at all times because you lot only never know when the craving volition hit.
Haloumi, Beetroot as well as Greens Dressed amongst Tahini as well as Lemon

4 medium beets, left whole as well as unpeeled
250 grams of haloumi cheese, cutting into 1/4 slices
2 tablespoons of olive oil
iv - vi cups of mixed greens
1 carrot, shredded
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
freshly cracked dark pepper

For the Dressing:
1 tablespoon of tahini
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of honey
body of body of water tabular array salt as well as freshly cracked dark pepper to taste

Begin past times cooking the beetroot. I roasted them. Simply wind inwards foil as well as roast inwards a preheated 375 flat oven for near an hr or until the beets are tender. When the beets are cool plenty to handle, take away the skins as well as cutting into smallish wedges.

To brand the dressing, whisk together the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, love as well as tabular array salt as well as pepper. Add a chip of H2O to sparse the dressing if desired.

Heat a large frying pan over only higher than medium heat. When hot, add together the olive crude as well as swirl to coat the pan. Arrange the halloumi slices inwards the pan, trying to avoid touching, as well as small-scale fry until browned on the bottom. Use tongs to plough the cheese over as well as small-scale fry the other side until browned. While yet inwards the pan, drizzle the lemon juice over the cheese, as well as complete amongst a skillful seasoning of fresh footing dark pepper.

To serve, accommodate only about mixed greens on a plate, run past times amongst only about shredded carrots, only about beet wedges as well as a acre or 2 of the fried haloumi. Drizzle amongst only about of the dressing.

You mightiness likewise enjoy:
Fried Saganaki amongst Halloumi on a Greek Tomato Salad amongst Kalamata Olives
Fried Halloumi Saganaki as well as Asparagus
Beet as well as Feta Salad

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Audio accompaniment: Serpent/Abandoned CitiesAs past times Harold Budd

White Bean Cream of Asparagus Soup

Puréed white beans lend a footling to a greater extent than boldness too depth of flavour than i would usually discovery inwards a cream of asparagus soup, but at the same fourth dimension accept nada away from the simplicity too elegance of this summertime classic. Best of all, the added nourishment agency that this doesn't get got to last simply a starter soup but tin last served every bit a delightful calorie-free summertime luncheon past times itself.

ed White Bean Cream of Asparagus Soup
Recipe past times
Published on July 19, 2009

A simple, elegant too nourishing cream of asparagus soup amongst puréed white beans forming the cream base of operations to add together extra depth of flavour too nourishment — vegan-friendly

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  • 2/3 loving cup dried cannellini (white kidney) beans
  • three cups water
  • ii cups vegetable stock
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • modest handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon body of body of water salt, or to taste
  • fresh soil dark pepper
  • fresh chives, chopped
  • Rinse the beans too soak overnight covered inwards several inches of mutual depression temperature H2O amongst a footling yogurt whey or lemon juice added. Drain too rinse, too thus add together to a medium saucepan, pour inwards three cups of fresh H2O too the vegetable stock, too select to a boil. Immediately trim down the oestrus to low, cover, too allow simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are soft.

  • Meanwhile, snap off the woody ends of the asparagus, chop into crude oil pieces, too laid aside.

  • Once the beans are cooked, oestrus the butter or oil inwards a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion too gear upward until soft, almost 10 minutes. Toss inwards the asparagus, stir once, too thus add together the parsley too lemon zest. Pour inwards the beans along amongst their broth too the lemon juice. Bring to a boil, too thus trim down the oestrus to depression too simmer until the asparagus is tender, almost five minutes. Using tongs, take away a handful of the asparagus tips too laid aside.

  • Purée the soup amongst a manus blender or inwards a countertop blender until smooth. Season amongst common salt too enough of fresh soil dark pepper.

  • Serve hot or warm garnished amongst the asparagus tips too a sprinkling of fresh chopped chives.

Makes 4 servings
Other recipes you lot may enjoy:
Cream of Potato too Turnip Soup
Farfalle Pasta amongst Cannellini Beans too Asparagus inwards a White Mushroom Yogurt Sauce
Wild Rice too Asparagus Salad

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Audio accompaniment: Shutov Assemblyed past times Brian Eno