Many years ago, I was sick as a dog forever. I moved from Marin County to East Bay.
That’s what probably really did it. (Ha ha, but I do love East BAY MORE after living here) My friend in the hood brought over soup that saved me. She gave me the recipe and I want to share it with you. She swore when her family ate this soup on and off one winter they never got sick!
I don’t totally follow this recipe. I usually cook real beans in chicken broth with all the garlic, and then puree it some of it or not at all. Either way, garlic is the KEY.
SUPER GARLIC BEAN SOUP
20 whole garlic cloves, peeled
1 ¼ cups fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 19 oz. can undrained white beans, such as cannellini
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional garnishes per cup of soup:
½ tsp. chopped parsley
1 tsp. crumbed goat cheese
½ tsp. very dries sherry
Place whole garlic cloves and broth in a large bowl. Microwave until
Garlic is very soft, about 10 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree
Until smooth. Return to bowl and reheat in microwave about 5 minutes. Put in serving bowls and add toppings. Serve with pita or bagel chips. Makes 4 cups.
From: USA WEEKEND TODAY January 1988: Jean Carper, author of Miracle Cures & other best sellers.