Bean Soup

Recept van Priya

For 3/4 people

100 gm white beans (you can get a pot from the Natuurwinkel which are pretty good, or soak the dry ones overnight).
250 gms sperziebonen (green beans) I would add a bit more if you like them
250 gms potatoes
4 tomatoes
1 bouillontablet or powder

1 or 2, gloves of garlic
some thyme
3 spoons of fresh basil or more if you like
1 spoon olive oil
100/150 gms grated chees, you can also use parmesan

Soak white beans overnight, or from a pot, and to it add the veggies. If you are using white beans from a pot, then you can start with cooking the green beans, potatoes, tomatoes bouillon tablet and enough water to cover the veggies. Add salt to taste. Cook till the veggies are soft and rinse the white beans from the pot before adding them to the soup towards the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

In a pestle and mortar grind basil, thyme, oil, garlic to a smooth paste (or use an electric grinder). Just before serving add this to the soup (leave it for a few minutes of the heat). When serving soup in the bowl, add grated cheese on top.

You can make the soup the day before, and if so make the herb mixture only on the day you are serving the soup.