Recipe: Italian Broccoli Bean Soup


Let’s do a straight recipe today – Italian Broccoli Bean Soup:

Recipe: Italian Broccoli Bean Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Broccoli (including peeled stems)
  • Cranberry Beans
  • 6 cups of fresh, filtered, water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add olive oil to a large stock pot and saute diced onion and garlic for about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups of fresh cranberry beans (canned beans are convenient but the texture, flavor, and quality is not as good as fresh beans) and 6 cups of water. Cook until the beans are tender (about 1 - 1½ hours). Add Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  2. Next, add about 4 cups of steamed broccoli and cook for 8-10 minutes. Puree the mixture using a hand blender. Add grated cheese, a splash of fresh extra virgin olive oil, and a bit of fresh parsley.


The soup pairs well with a glass of Ciro Librandi Bianco from Calabria.


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