- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 leeks, washed and finely chopped
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- coarse salt
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 bunch sorrel, stems removed and leaves finely chopped
- freshly ground pepper
Sorrel and Kidney Bean Soup
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- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the leaks, onion, garlic, bay leaf and a large pinch of salt. Cook for about 10 minutes, just enough to soften them.
- Add the vegetable stock and kidney beans. Turn up heat. As soon as the soup comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer until all of the ingredients soften. This should take about 20 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.
- Carefully puree 2 cups of soup in a blender. Return puree to pot. Add the sorrel leaves and cook for about 3 minutes over medium to high heat. When the leaves soften, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
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