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Chilled white bean and mint soup

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PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
7 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Chilled soups make the perfect meal starter or snack on a hot summer day and this one is no exception. Bright tasting lemon and fresh mint make this soup refreshing and satisfying and not as heavy as a cold-weather creamy, bean soup. Blending it in a blender gives it a smooth, velvety texture eliminating the need to use an excess amount of yogurt. Because the base of this soup is made of beans, you might consider pairing it with a Greek salad for a light dinner or lunch. Or for a more substantial meal, serve with grilled chicken and vegetables rubbed with fresh garlic and herbs.

Ingredients

Fat free chicken broth

½ cup(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 medium, coarsely chopped

Canned cannellini beans

15 oz, undrained

Plain lowfat yogurt

8 oz

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

Mint leaves

1 Tbsp, fresh, minced

Instructions

  1. Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a small pot. Add shallot and simmer until tender, covered, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place shallot and broth in a blender. Add beans, yogurt and pepper; purée. Remove to a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice and mint; chill. Yields about 1 cup per serving.