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                          SUMMER BEAN & BASIL SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----SOUP-----
    1       lb           Haricot beans, soaked
    3       md           Carrots, sliced thinly
    3       ea           Leeks, sliced thinly
    3       md           Potatoes, diced
    3       ea           Zucchini, sliced thickly
    8       oz           French beans, chopped
    4       oz           Elbow macaroni
                         Salt & pepper
                         -----BASIL SAUCE-----
    4       ea           Garlic cloves, crushed
    1       oz           Basil leaves
      1/4   pt           Olive oil
 
   Drain the soaked beans & place in a soup pot.  Cover
   with fresh water & bring to a boil.  Cover & simmer
   for 1 hour.  Drain well. Add the carrots, leeks &
   potatoes to the cooked beans.  Cover with 5 pints of
   cold water, bring to a boil & simmer, uncovered, for
   30 minutes.  Add the zucchini, French beans & macaroni
   with the salt & pepper.  Return to the boil & simmer
   for 20 minutes. While the soup is cooking prepare the
   basil sauce.  Mix the basil leaves & garlic in a
   blender.  Gradually add the oil until you have a
   smooth paste. Servew separately with the hot soup.
   For a complete meal, serve with plenty of fresh
   home-made bread.
  
 
 
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