Creamy Tomato-Bean Soup
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red onion, diced
Salt and pepper
1 quart low-sodium organic vegetable or chicken broth
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a soup pot. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant. Add the onion and salt and pepper, and saute until the onion is tender and translucent. Add the broth, tomatoes, and beans.
Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, then stir in the tarragon and remove the soup from the heat.
Cool for 15 minutes, then puree with a blender, adding a little more broth or water to thin as necessary.
Reheat the soup and ladle into bowls.
Makes 6 Servings