Creamy White Bean Soup with Herb Oil and Crispy Capers

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2019

Soup made with canned beans is convenient and satisfying. But can it be sophisticated, too? Surprisingly, yes.

SERVES 4 to 6

TIME 40 minutes

Creamy White Bean Soup with Herb Oil and Crispy Capers

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To make a creamy, smooth, and quick bean soup, we started by briefly simmering canned great Northern beans and their seasoned canning liquid with softened aromatic vegetables and herbs. Heating the beans caused their starches to hydrate, wh...

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