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Vegetable Bean Soup with Fresh Pesto

Vegetable Bean Soup with Fresh Pesto

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This is a soup you can feel good about serving to your family for so many reasons.  It’s easy, delicious, filled with good-for-you ingredients and cooked without using any butter or oil.  We’ve even made a delicious oil-free pesto to drizzle over the soup for a fabulous flavor punch.

serves 5 people

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $8.87

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  • 2

    medium carrot, diced (about 2/3 cup)

  • 1 1/2

    pounds (about 3 medium) potato, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)

  • 1

    medium turnip, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)

  • 2

    large leek, white part only, sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 2

    stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 5 1/4

    cups Swanson® Aseptic Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable Broth

  • 1

    can (about 19 ounces) white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1/4

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2

    cups packed fresh basil leaves

  • 3

    tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3

    cloves garlic, peeled

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the carrots, potatoes, turnip, leeks, celery and 1 3/4 cups broth in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil.

Step 2

Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Step 3

Reserve 1/2 cup broth. Stir the remaining broth, beans, bay leaf and red pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaf.

Step 4

Place the basil, cheese, garlic and reserved broth into a food processor or blender.  Cover and process until the mixture is smooth.  Serve the soup topped with the basil mixture.

Recipe Tips

  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with Italian bread sticks. For dessert serve lemon bars.

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • andrew m.

    March 20, 2012

    Winter Vegetable Bean Soup with Pesto

    This soup is delicious and easy to make. I make homemade Herb Baguettes to serve with it. It is in my monthly rotation. Thank you so much!

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  • kaluedtke

    November 2, 2005

    Winter Vegetable Bean Soup with Pesto

    This is filling, tasty and I make it often.

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