Yet another freezer soup for poor, abandoned Walker… This one I found on Serious Eats, as I was finishing up my Chipotle Mac and Cheese. I had just bought a ton of garlic, and I try to always stock a big variety of beans in my “pantry” under the kitchen sink. This soup came together with so few ingredients, and ingredients that we always happen to have on hand. It seems to be a no brainer for entertaining in a pinch.
White Bean Bisque with Garlic Chips
Adapted from Serious Eats
serves 4 – 6
Healthy pinch of sea salt
“What, you mean I have to actually put the garlic chips on it? Can’t I eat it plain?” I had prepared a bunch of garlic chips, and put them in a container right by the microwave for him. I guess he doesn’t have to add the garlic chips, but it really does taste great and adds an interesting layer of texture to an otherwise light soup. We’ll see what he says after he bothers eating it!
I thought it was great, because I love garlic but I don’t want to do a full blown garlic soup at the moment. This soup was different for us, because I normally prefer a thick hearty soup, and with my substitutions (she says like she actually had more than 2 cans of white beans in her pantry) it made for a thinner soup. It was definitely lighter than we’re used to, but I really enjoyed it. The flavors were very subtle and understated, and for this garlic loving girl, the white beans were the perfect humble vehicle for the spicy, rich, and buttery taste of the garlic.