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Creamy White Bean Soup

This quick, filling soup has a fabulously smooth texture and can be flavored with fresh rosemary, thyme or sage.  It makes a great opener to a meal and is fabulous served with Matt's Wonder-ful Bread Machine Bread, Guinness Bread or other favorite bread.




Step 1. Sauté

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.


Add the onion and sauté until translucent and just turning golden, 5-7 minutes. 


Add the garlic and fresh thyme. Sauté for 2 minutes.



Step 2. Simmer the soup

Add the beans, broth and 1 teaspoon of salt. 


Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. 


Remove from heat.



Step 3. Blend

Blend until smooth with an immersion blender (or regular blender). Season to taste with salt and pepper.



Step 4. Garnish and serve

Ladle the soup into bowls and drizzle with olive oil. 


Garnish with fresh herbs, salted capers and/or ground pepper if desired.