Chilled Butter Bean Soup with Basil-Corn Relish

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

You'll need about 1 1/2 pounds of butter bean pods to get 2 cups shelled beans. You can substitute fresh lima beans

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup soup and 3 tablespoons corn mixture)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 202
  • Fat: 2.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 10.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 254mg
  • Calcium: 48mg

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 cups shelled fresh butter beans
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 basil sprig
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 40 minutes or until beans are tender. Discard basil sprig. Reserve 1/4 cup beans; set aside.
  2. 2. Place remaining bean mixture in a blender; add juice. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Cool slightly; refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
  3. 3. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; sauté 2 minutes or until browned. Combine reserved 1/4 cup beans, corn, red pepper, chopped basil, and oil in a small bowl. Divide soup evenly among 8 bowls; top with corn mixture.
Note:

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