White Bean Puree
Serves 8 – 10
16 oz. dried Great Northern beans
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes or – if in season – 2 tomatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons dried thyme
4 cups vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rinse and sort the beans. Soak overnight. Drain the beans.
These can be made earlier in the day and reheat nicely on the “Reheat” cycle of the microwave – but make sure you save some of the cooking liquid as it tends to thicken when cooled.