SMJ'S Sweet Summer SoupIngredients
1 lb. dried cannelini beans, soaked overnight
2 sweet Vidalia onions, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 roasted red pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
6 cups veggie or chicken stock
2 bunches Swiss chard, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1) Soak your white beans overnight before starting this recipe. Drain and rinse them well.
2) Cover the bottom of a soup pot with olive oil and heat it on medium-heat. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic, roasted red pepper and carrots and saute until the carrots are just tender, about 10 more minutes.
5) Stir in the chopped chard and basil. Both will wilt into the soup in about 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.