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As the thrilled cooking instructor, expectantly looked around the room I was scanning intensely for what looked easiest! It’s not that I can’t cook, it’s that I’d much rather be going nearly anything else these days. As my eyes lit upon the soup, I knew I had a winner…3 ingredients.
What I didn’t expect was that 3 ingredient soup to be so dang delicious that I’d end up making it at home! That’s right, my need for simplicity tricked me in to cooking again.
Dairy Free Creamy White Bean Soup
This is adapted from the soup I learned to make during a cooking class at Rancho La Puerta. That’s right, while others were rolling out hand made crepes and slicing teeny tiny little pieces of veggies, I was pretty much standing around taking photos and laughing with the ladies watching the World Series.
Once home, I adapted the original which used only beans to add in vegges because well I think we’ve all figured out by now that sneaking in veggies is one of my favorite things to do.
I love this because you can whip it up as a last minute oh man I’m starving and the fridge is empty healthy dinner! There are lots of variations to this, but more or less it’s what’s in your pantry!
Dairy Free Creamy White Bean Soup
- 1 can cannellini beans
- 24 oz or 2 small bags frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup Broth I used homemade, but any works
- Garlic cloves or garlic powder cloves add awesome flavor
- Salt and pepper
- Steam cauliflower - roughly 3-5 minutes in microwave
- Add beans, cauliflower, garlic and broth to Vitamix
- Pour in to bowls and heat additionally if needed
- Garnish with additional salt and pepper, sunflower seeds add a fun crunch too.
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*NOTE: If you want to up the protein, you could do 2 cans of beans and 12 oz of cauliflower. Note: If you warm the beans and cauliflower enough to cause a ton of steam in the VitaMix prior to blending, you’ll need to remove the clear piece on the top. Place a wet washcloth over that hole during blending to prevent steam explosion. This is why I waited til after blending to heat further.
Need more reasons to love this easy soup, let’s look at the ingredients!
Garlic is wonderful for preventing and reducing the length of a cold, it also helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol and peak heart rate! One study showed it might help reduce exercise-induced fatigue!
Anchovies are fantastic for us due to the Omega 3’s, magnesium, iron and calcium for us dairy free folks…but let’s be honest, most of us aren’t tearing open a can. This is a great way to use them without ever tasting them.
White beans are high in fiber, which the average American is woefully lacking and thus hindering digestion and reducing our ability to eliminate toxins. They are also rich in folic acid which is great for the heart along side thiamine which is said to help with brain function.
Cauliflower is loaded with choline, not found in many other foods, but necessary for metabolism and brain health. It’s also been shown in numerous studies to help with cancer prevention due to the high antioxidants like sulforaphane.
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