Garlicky white bean soup

  • 1 pound white beans, soaked
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2–1 head garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  1. Rinse soaked beans well and add to pot with water. Simmer about 90 minutes, until very soft.
  2. Add salt. Mash beans a bit if you like and continue to simmer for as long as you like, until beans fall apart, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Heat olive oil and saute garlic and red pepper flakes.
  4. Add 1 cup soup to the olive oil and stir well until combined. 
  5. Add oil and soup mixture back to the main pot. Simmer a few more minutes before serving.
Serves 6.

Inflammation factor 198.

(Adapted from this recipe.)