Grandma’s Green Beans SoupCourse: Salads and SoupsCuisine: German, VegetarianDifficulty: Medium
Friday was always the cleaning and laundry day in my grandmother`s house. This yummy bean soup, originally from the Rhine valley, was the ideal solution for a filling dish that could be prepared quickly. The beans mostly came from her own vegetable garden.
400 g fresh green beans, chopped into 2cm pieces
1 l Vegetable stock
250 g potatoes (for a low carb version you can also skip them and add more beans instead.
1 tbsp whole wheat flourtt
200 ml Liquid cream (alternatively you can use a vegan cooking cream)
Salt and white pepper
Red wine vinegar to taste
2 tbsp chopped flat parsley
- Rinse the beans, thread them as necessary, cut off the stems and cut them into pieces of about 2 cm. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.
- Bring the broth to the boil, add the beans and the potatoes. Let everything simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are barely done.
- Whisk the cream with the flour and add to the soup while stirring. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and add a sprinkle of red wine vinegar in the end in your soup bowl, to get that special, tangy taste.
- Decorate the soup with chopped parsley and serve.
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