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White Bean and Basil Gazpacho (from On Cooking for a Living/Recipes That Won't Heat Up Your Kitchen, 7-8/04)

Category
soup
Cuisine
vegetarian
Source
Joe George
Prep Time
40 minutes (including chilling)
Number of Servings
makes 3 cups
Ingredients
2 cups cooked white beans
1/2 cup washed and chopped fresh basil
1 cup chicken broth or water
3/4 cup loosely packed fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
seeded and diced tomatoes for garnish
Directions

Combine all of the ingredients except the tomatoes in the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth. Transfer the soup to a bowl and allow the flavors to marry for 1 hour before serving. Garnish with the diced tomatoes. Serve chilled or at room temperature.