Monday, August 10, 2009

Tomatoes and Basil

What to make when you bought too much at the farmstand and/or the basil's about ready to bolt. I'm making this for my lunch tomorrow.

White Bean and Tomato Soup
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 19-ounce can of cannellini or any kind of white beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chicken broth
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped and seeded
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Heat a medium saucepan. Swirl in the oil, then add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and the broth. Heat, and then use a masher to coarsely mash up most of the beans.Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for four or five minutes. Add tomatoes and basil, and heat through. Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.

1 comment:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks like a perfect recipe - love it! Definitely will be making this one.