Meat-Free Monday: Soup
November 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
Cannellini, Leek, Basil and Lemon Soup
A nice, quick soup for a meat-free Monday. I love the combination of the creamy cannellini beans with the zesty lemon and the sweet basil.
I have always thought that leek and potato soup was a great combination of flavours, however I have never enjoyed potatoes in soup. I detest the sandy, crumbly thing that happens to a potato once added to a soup. Even if you blitz the soup, the sand remains, the wonderful soup that should be silky and smooth is a bowl of wet sand – to me anyway . Which brings me to my soup, I add cannellini beans instead of potatoes (and a bit of lemon and basil). I know a lot of you are thinking that beans are quite sandy too, but for some reason the sandiness of beans do not bother me, it seems to be a smoother sand, a less offensive one.
Anywho, I don’t like potatoes in soup but I love beans in soup – hence my re-invention of the potato and leek soup. Serve this soup with crusty bread and a nice cold glass of white wine.
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