Broccoli and Bean Soup

Broccoli and Bean Soup Recipe

The perfect soup for lovers and for sweethearts
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210g dried cannellini (white) beans
120g bacon, chopped
750g broccoli
6 garlic cloves, chopped
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Recipe Instructions

Cook the beans.
Submerse the beans in a bowl of water and allow them to soak for 12 hours. Peel the stems of the broccoli and slice them. Bring 8 cups of water to the boil in a large saucepan and add the beans. Cook the beans for 1 and a ½ hours then add the broccoli florets and stems and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Pass all the ingredients through a food mill (keep aside a few broccoli florets). Reheat the puree and add salt to taste.

Prepare the bacon.
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon and garlic. Pour the broccoli puree into a soup tureen and add the oil, bacon and garlic. Mix together well.

Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with the reserved florets. Serve immediately.