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Cool Jade Soup
« on: August 12, 2009, 05:42:16 PM »
Cool Jade Soup

3 pounds lima beans in pods, shelled (scant 3 cups beans)
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (5 cups)
4 cups water
2 1/2 cups organic reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons dill leaves
2 tablespoons mint leaves
1/2 cup olive oil

Simmer lima and green beans, water, broth, scallions, cumin, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan over medium heat, covered, until beans are tender, about 15 minutes. Purée mixture in batches in a blender until very smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Force purée through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding solids. Chill (covered once cool) until cold, about 1 hour.

While soup chills, purée herbs with oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in cleaned blender.

Serve with herb oil swirled in.

Soup, without herb oil, can be chilled up to 2 days. Add herb oil just before serving.

recipe from: Gourmet Magazine