White Bean & Roasted Tomato Soup
Place beans in a medium saucepan with water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Drain, return beans to the saucepan, add broth and thyme and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the beans are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.Advertisement
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Arrange tomato halves in a single layer, cut side up, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Scatter garlic over the top and drizzle with oil.
Bake the tomatoes until shriveled and beginning to brown, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, brushing them with pan juices occasionally. Let cool 10 minutes. Slip off and discard skins. Dice 6 of the tomato halves and reserve.
Place the remaining tomatoes in a food processor or blender. Remove 3/4 cup of the beans with a slotted spoon and add them to the processor or blender along with a little of the bean cooking liquid. Puree until smooth. Transfer the puree to the saucepan and add the remaining beans and reserved diced tomatoes, vermouth, sage and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat