Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recipe for today: Vegan butter bean soup

On the menu tonight.  Vegan Butter Bean Soup
Lima beans, add such a great texture to a soup, being larger and softer than most beans. This simple vegetarian and vegan butter bean soup recipe is made with tomatoes and lots of veggies for a nutritious and soothing meal. Vegetarian butter bean soup recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups celery, finely chopped
1 cup carrots, finely chopped
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp vegetable oil *(vegan, skip this ingrediant)
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cups water
2 16 ounce cans butter beans (lima beans), drained *Or use fresh lima beans and soak overnight
1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 tsp basil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

Preparation:
In large pan, cook celery, carrots and onion in oil until soft. Add flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually add water, stirring until smooth.

Add beans and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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