Well. I’m not sure about where you are, but it’s still snowing here.
Yaaaaaaaay. Arms flailing wildly…
But you know what, that’s okay. It will end. And soon it will be summer and all those fresh berries and frozen treats and barbecued everything will taste extra, extra glorious.
So until then, might as well continue to embrace the warm comfort food. Where ever you are and what ever type of sun you may be seeing, its never too late for soup! Plus, isn’t soup supposed to cool you down on a hot day anyways? Never understood that one…
I made this white bean pesto soup a good month back, but have been procrastinating in getting the recipe out to you. A real shame, for it truly is a winner. I guess I just got caught up in some muffin and no-bake excitement. #sweetsalwayswin
Seeing how I have all sorts of other goodies lined up for you, and the fact that it will soon be time when you’ll want to fill your bowls with ice cream rather than soup, I’m getting this out to you now while there’s still time!
This soup is super creamy without using any dairy whatsoever. The creaminess comes from the pureed white beans which you get by blending half the soup mixture and then mixing it back with the remaining ingredients. Vegan creamy magic!
Although thick and creamy, I was so impressed with how light this soup still was. It filled me up but did not leave me feeling super heavy like many other bean soups. Again, thanks to its lack of cream and minimal ingredients. This light meal in a bowl is chalk full of whole foods good for both the body and soul.
The star of the show, however, is the pesto. You mix the good stuff into the soup as well as plop it on top, if your heart desires (and I really think it does). I used my own homemade kale pumpkin seed pesto, but feel free to use any favorite pesto you may have on hand.
This white bean pesto soup freezes beautifully (its been feeding me all month) and pairs perfectly with a good crusty bread. Not to mention – how pretty is it!? Serve it to company and dollop on a spoonful of pesto just as they sit down for a full, high class restaurant experience. They don’t have to know it cost you basically nothing to make.White Bean Pesto Soup. Super creamy without the cream. #vegan #pesto #bowlsofcomfort Click To Tweet
Do you prefer pureed or chunky soups?
Do you ever have soup on a hot day to cool down?