Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creamy French Bean Soup



The recipe came from a wonderful new cookbook. I took the book out from our library because I need to downsize my cookbook collection for the move to Florida.

The Vibrant Table is a must have for anyone who loves cookbooks. 

It's a simple recipe but full of flavor. I didn't add the salt and pepper and radish was omitted.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds french beans-trim1med
1 cup vegetable broth ( Anya has a recipe for vegetable broth in the cookbook- I used homemade chicken broth)
1 cup almond milk or other milk that you prefer
Handful of fresh basil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper ( didn't use)
1 lemon
2 to 4 radishes, minced for garnish ( didn't use)
Fresh chives for garnish ( didn't use)

Directions:

Wash and trim the french beans and blanch in boiling water for about 2 minutes. When they are done place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Remove the beans from the ice water and set aside.

 Added the basil to the food processor before I added the beans. The basil was pulsed a few seconds and was chopped fine then I added the french beans to the basil. Pulse the beans to the consistency you prefer for the soup.

Blend in the almond milk, chicken broth, juice from the lemon to the beans in the food processor or blender and pulse until smooth, add the salt and pepper.

Garnish and serve cold.








37 comments:

  1. I have never tried a cold soup.....however, if I was going to.....this could be the one. It does sound good!

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  2. I was surprised that it's served cold though. But it sounds good...I could definitely try this!

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    1. I love making recipes that are different! Hope you like it.

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  3. This sounds very interesting. I am not a real soup person, but I love green beans, and since this is served cold, it might be even more interesting. Going to put this one on my list to try. I have had gazpacho, and I do like that if it has lots of hot sauce in it. Thanks Linda, another one to try.

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    1. Myra- I didn't add any additional spice. If you do let me know how you liked it.

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  4. I can't get Bob to eat cold soup no matter what I do. He'd probably argue with me that this is pea soup since it's green and he's never seen a bean soup made this way. Men..........

    I'll check the library here in town for that book Linda. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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    1. What a beautiful cookbook Carol! You would love it.

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  5. I love beans and I have some fresh from the vegie stand.I will make this tomorrow. Looks so good.

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    1. This recipe was one for you Dottie!

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    2. Linda I had it today . It was so good . Thank you so much. I bet this would be good using fresh asarugus too.

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    3. I knew you would like it! See- keeping you healthy! Share it on facebook!

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  6. Sounds so delicious! Pinning and sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the pin Donna, hope you enjoy it.

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  7. What a cool recipe. I assume this is for green beans? Also, your spoon and cup is gorgeous.

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    1. Yes, green beans. Isn't that spoon cute? A gift from someone that knows I like to take pictures of my recipes for the blog and thought the spoon would be perfect in a photo. Thanks for noticing it.

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  8. What a surprise to find this is a cold soup. I have plenty of beans so I am thinking this is one to try. I would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays. The party begins Thursday, 9pm EST. Hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/

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    1. Hi Shari- I love soups hot or cold and when I saw almond milk ( which I love) I knew I would be making it.

      I was at the party today- thanks for hosting.

      Linda

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  9. Cold love the idea adding it to my to do list thanks for sharing visiting from krafty inspiration have a great week

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    1. Thanks- have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Sounds really good. Putting this on my to-try list.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I have never thought of making soup out of beans. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann- I was at the party- lots of good links as usual. Thanks so much for hosting.

      Linda

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  12. Hi Linda, this french bean soup sounds delicious Love to try it, thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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    1. Hi Swathi- This is SO good and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

      Thanks for the pin.

      Linda

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  13. Now this is really different and sounds really good. I love the spoon too. can't have enough props! I have to downsize my props. I have way too many.

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  14. I can't wait to try this awesome Creamy French Bean Soup! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Hey Mis Helen- I'll be away this week so will catch up with you soon!

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  15. I have never tried green bean soup! This looks like a soup that my family would love though. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! See you next week.

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    1. Hi Cynthia- Always look for you on Monday's and love getting the email that the party is up! I'll see you later. I have a recipe from my friend Cyndy that's a winner!

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  16. Looks so good! Pinned. We appre­ci­ate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Mon­day! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. See you tonight Kim- have a wonderful recipe from my friend. You are gonna love it!

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  17. I've never had soup made from green beans! It sounds yummy and good for you! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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    1. Adrian- First time for me also. I had the almond milk and I wanted to make something healthy- hope you like it also.

      Linda

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  18. Hmm. I've never heard of a green bean soup like this. Sounds interesting - worth a try. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

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    1. I love to make things that are different- hope you enjoy it also.

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