A hearty and flavorful winter meal that can easily be made vegetarian, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and onion until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in carrot and corn, season with salt and pepper, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, beans, tomatoes, thyme, savory, and parsley, and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook approximately one hour.

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  • Separate soup into 2 equal portions, and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, puree half of the batch in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return both batches to the stockpot, and heat until warmed through. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot.

Caution

Never place hot soup in blender or food processor.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 28.8g; fat 3g; sodium 347.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2005
Yummy! I took the advice of some previous reviews and made a few changes...three cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 cans of white beans, 1 box of frozen chopped spinach, no summer savory. Didn't want to buy summer savory for only this recipe so skipped it. Not sure what I might be missing with skipping that - oh well. I cut up two Roma tomatoes and that wasn't quite enough. Will do 4 next time. Used had blender to thicken right in the pot so could skip the cooling off step - LOVE the hand blender!! Will definitely make again. Thanks for the great recipe! And a wonderful web site :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2005
This is tasty but not quite as satisfying as I had hoped. I doubled the amount of beans as others suggested but the soup was still rather watery. I like the addition of the tomatoes but will definatly reduce the amount of liquid in the future. Read More
(10)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2005
Yummy! I took the advice of some previous reviews and made a few changes...three cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 cans of white beans, 1 box of frozen chopped spinach, no summer savory. Didn't want to buy summer savory for only this recipe so skipped it. Not sure what I might be missing with skipping that - oh well. I cut up two Roma tomatoes and that wasn't quite enough. Will do 4 next time. Used had blender to thicken right in the pot so could skip the cooling off step - LOVE the hand blender!! Will definitely make again. Thanks for the great recipe! And a wonderful web site :) Read More
(53)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2006
I just prepared this soup and it was a real hit! I made the following adjustments: I added 2 chopped red potatoes as well as a can of chopped spinach, as suggested by previous reviewers. I also added a few shallots to the onion and garlic mixture. Additionally, I substituted veggie broth (I am a vegetarian). My husband and I found the flavor and consistency to be excellent. He asked me specifically to add this to my 'rotation.' Plus- it's great for those of us with the infamous "I will lose weight" New Year's resolution. Try it with a crusty multigrain bread- DELICIOUS! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2004
added more white beans and a package of chopped spinach and just before serving a squeeze of lemon OUTSTANDING! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
I made a few changes in the recipe since my wife is not a garlic lover. Since chicken stock comes 4 cips to the container I used 4 cups of stock 1/2 half an onion. I also added an additional can of beans. ( for additional bean taste) and added kale ( just because I had some) instead of savory. and I dropped the corn. This made an excellent soup. I used a hand blender to blend some of the beans and it came out just the right consistency. This is definitely a top drawer add on to any meal. Very easy to make and very healthy eating. I highly recommend. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
My husband (who is difficult to impress when it comes to cooking) said this was one of the best dishes I've ever made so it's prompted me to write my very first review. I made a bunch of small modifications: - threw in a good handful of fresh thyme (3 whole sprigs and the leaves off of about another 4-5 springs) - used fresh parsley - used a can of white beans and a can of white kidney beans. I left a little of the juice in the kidney bean can and all the juice in the white bean can - added a can of hominy (no juice) - cut down on the chicken broth to 2 cans (4 cups) since I had the bean juice - used 8 large grape/very small roma tomatoes - added juice from 1/2 lemon at the end It was so flavorful had lots of healthy veggies and just the right amount of broth! Perfect for a cold evening. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2005
This is tasty but not quite as satisfying as I had hoped. I doubled the amount of beans as others suggested but the soup was still rather watery. I like the addition of the tomatoes but will definatly reduce the amount of liquid in the future. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
This soup is AWESOME. We threw in a handful of barley and a little extra garlic (garlic lovers) but aside from that it will remain in our family recipes forever and ever. It is so healthy and so so delicious. Make it at Christmas! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
This is a really tasty soup! It's very fast (as far as soups go) and easy to make. Next time I will use more beans though. I only had 3 cups of chicken broth and so I used 3 cups broth and 1 cup water instead of the 5 cups broth and it was still really good. This would be good with ham or bacon too if you wanted to add a meat! Will definitely be making this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2009
We really enjoyed this soup. I followed some of the other suggestions added spinach and some potatoes. I also did not add half of the soup to the food processor I just left it all un-processed. Also added were some butter beans and white kidney beans. Very tasty. Read More
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