Green Bean Soup

Green Bean Soup

Haricots vert are tiny and tender green beans. If you can't find them, regular-size green beans will work in this easy vegetable soup recipe.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
6 to 8
PREP TIME
25 mins

Green Bean Soup

Haricots vert are tiny and tender green beans. If you can't find them, regular-size green beans will work in this easy vegetable soup recipe.

Green Bean Soup
SERVINGS
6 to 8
PREP TIME
25 mins
Ingredients
  • 2  14  ounce can vegetable broth
  • 1   medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2  vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 3   tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3   tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1   pound thin green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
  •  Steamed Green Beans (see recipe below) (optional)
  •  Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks (see recipe below) (optional)
Steamed Green Beans
  • 1/2  pound thin green beans

Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks
  • 1/2 12  inch sourdough baguette
  • 2   tablespoons olive oil
  • 1   teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

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Directions
1. 
In a large saucepan, bring the broth, onion, and vanilla bean to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Discard vanilla bean.
2. 
In a small bowl, stir together the butter and flour. Whisk into broth mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
3. 
Add beans to broth mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes more or until beans are crisp-tender. Ladle into bowls. If desired, garnish with steamed green beans and serve with Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings.
Steamed Green Beans
1. 
In a large saucepan, bring the broth, onion, and vanilla bean to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Discard vanilla bean.
2. 
In a small bowl, stir together the butter and flour. Whisk into broth mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
3. 
Add beans to broth mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes more or until beans are crisp-tender. Ladle into bowls. If desired, garnish with steamed green beans and serve with Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings.
Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks
1. 
In a large saucepan, bring the broth, onion, and vanilla bean to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Discard vanilla bean.
2. 
In a small bowl, stir together the butter and flour. Whisk into broth mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
3. 
Add beans to broth mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes more or until beans are crisp-tender. Ladle into bowls. If desired, garnish with steamed green beans and serve with Herbed Sourdough Breadsticks. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 94, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 16, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 11, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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