I live in Texas and yesterday a cold front blew in making it a perfect time for a hearty white bean soup. We have been enjoying quite a mild fall season, so with this first cold front, I decided to make this yummy soup in our crock pot.
As I have said before, I love crock pot meals because you can throw everything in and walk away. This crock pot soup is no exception. It will fill your house with some pretty mouth watering aromas! This is the perfect soup for a day spent in your pj’s relaxing and staying in from the cold outdoors.
If you are a visual person, I created this short video on how to make this soup.
4 cups white beans (We use about 1½ cups dried beans that expands to 4 cups after soaking.)
3 cloves garlic
6 organic carrots
6 celery stalks
1 bay leaf
1 medium yellow onion
1 T olive oil
1 T parsley
½ tsp sage
½ tsp thyme
salt to taste
In a food processor, finely chop the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic.
Put everything in a crock pot, turn on low, and let the contents slowly get warm.
After they are warm (about an hour), you can turn on high and let slow cook for some time.
The longer you can let it cook, the better. I would suggest waiting to salt the soup after everything has had a chance to cook. If you salt a soup too early, you run the risk of it being too salty as some of the liquid inevitably boils off. Enjoy!