This warm and cozy White Bean Asiago Bisque is a delightfully smooth and soothing soup! The flavor combination is both rich and delicate all at the same time. The earthy notes from the thyme oil add the most wonderful finishing touch. It’s the perfect fall soup if I do say so myself.
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White Bean Asiago Bisque Recipe:
4 to 6 servings
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 White Onion – diced
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1/3 Cup Dry White Wine
- 2 Vegetable Bouillon Cube – unsalted
- 2 1/2 Cups Dried White Beans
- 12 + 3 – 5 Cups Filtered Water (Depending on how old the beans are, you might need to add more water, but careful not to overdo it.)
- 1 1/4 Cup Asiago Cheese – finely grated
- 1 Cup Half and Half
- 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice – fresh squeezed – optional
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Sea Salt or to taste
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
- 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/3 Cup Fresh Thyme
Measure beans and sort thru to make sure there are no rocks then rinse and drain.
Wash and dry the herbs. Crush the herbs by using your fingers or a pestle and mortar to release their oils. Add the thyme and oil into a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat off and let cool. Pour into the glass container and store in a cool place.
White Beans are a super source of dietary fiber, which is good for the prevention of constipation, also helps digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis. They are great for heart health because of their significant amounts of folate (support of red blood cell formation, one cup of the cooked beans provides 63.7% of the recommended daily intake for folate) and magnesium (lowers blood pressure). They are good for helping insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, and help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady energy.
Thyme is rich in thymol, the essential oil that has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has anti-aging properties that help boosts the immune system. Helps fight asthma by relaxing the muscles in the bronchi and it is an expectorant helping to eliminate mucus from the lungs. Thyme has a powerful detoxifying agent that is helpful in detoxing the liver. It is full of vitamin C and is a good source of vitamin A.