This recipe is:
-Ridiculously high in fiber (using nutrition facts from my bag of white beans, a big serving has 28 grams of fiber! Thats a whole days worth!)
-Only 350 or so calories
-Lots of iron and calcium
-Tons of flavor - tastes creamy, without any cream!
I'm in love. I cut the oil in half, used small white beans (they were lower cal/higher fiber when i compared labels) and used FF chicken stock (homemade) and otherwise proceeded as written.
2 cups white dried cannellini beans
4 cups onions, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large fresh rosemary sprig (6-7 INCHES)
2 quarts chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
In a medium bowl, cover the beans with water by at least 1 inch and leave them in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Drain.
In a large stockpot over low to medium heat, saute the onions with the olive oil until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook over low heat for 3 more minutes.
Add the drained white beans, rosemary, chicken stock, and bay leaf. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the beans are very soft.
Remove the rosemary branch and the bay leaf. Pass the soup through the coarsest blade of a food mill, or place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely pureed.
Return the soup to the pot to reheat and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.