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Velvety Red Pepper and White Bean Soup

What you need: 

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
1 small-medium onion, roughly chopped (I use red but any kind will work)
2-5 garlic cloves (use more if you like garlic, less if you don't)
2 15 oz cans cannellini beans, drained (other white beans works just as well)
2 cups vegetable broth OR 2 cups water + 2 teaspoon powdered veg broth
1-2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon thyme (I use dried but fresh would be great)
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
salt to taste

What you do: 

1) Sauté the red pepper, onion, garlic, and carrot in the olive in a medium pot or saucepan over medium-medium/high heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and begin to brown.
2) Add the remaining ingredients, stir, and cover. Bring to a simmer so the beans and broth are brought up to temperature.
3) Next, use an immersion blender directly in the pot, or carefully transfer to a blender, and puree the soup to your desired consistency.
This recipe also works well with black beans, and if you can believe it, black-eyed peas and green peas! It also makes a pretty good gravy/sauce for just about anything. Try mixing it with a touch of mustard and pouring over steamed veggies.
Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I had to make more substitutions to this recipe than I would have liked, but in spite of that fact, this was delicious. I didn't have white beans, so I attempted with chickpeas--they don't really have that smooth texture, so I missed out on that. I don't recommend the chickpeas. I added half a roasted red pepper for more flavor, and I definitely recommend that. I can't wait to actually follow the recipe 100%--this is a good, easy, quick recipe.

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A very delicious and very pretty orange soup. Mine was velvety because I ran it through the Vitamix. Served with steamed broccoli. We even enjoyed dipping the broccoli into the soup. Will definitely make again!

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Mine didn't turn out very velvety but it was still delicious!  I used white navy beans and added a little cooking sherry to the pot while it simmered.  Very good, hearty thick soup!

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