|1 tbsp||olive oil||15 mL|
|2||cloves garlic, minced||2|
|1||28 oz/ 796 mL can of diced plum tomatoes||1|
|1||19 oz/ 540 mL can of white kidney beans, drained OR||1|
|2 cups||cooked WHITE PEA BEANS||500 mL|
|4 cups||vegetable or chicken broth||1 L|
|1/4 cup||chopped fresh basil OR||50 mL|
|1 tbsp||dried basil||15 mL|
|salt and pepper to taste|
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook the onion until soft. Add the garlic and cook a further minute. Add the tomatoes, beans, broth and basil. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Partially puree the soup with an immersion blender and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with a spoonful of grated parmesan cheese, a basil leaf or a few croutons.
BEANS add fibre and great taste to everyday meals. Canadians should consume 25-30 grams of fibre per day.