Creamy Bean Soup

 Prep Time:  20 min
 Cooking Time:    25 min
 Servings:  4 people  

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  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 c coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Three 19-oz cans pinto beans, rinsed
  • 2 c vegetable broth
  • 2 c thinly sliced, washed white and pale green part of leek
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried hot pepper flakes, or to taste

1)In a blender, purée the beans in batches with the tarragon and broth and strain the purée through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on the solids.
2)In a large saucepan, cook the leek, garlic, and pepper flakes in the oil over med-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the leek is softened and begins to turn golden.
3)Add the purée, the coconut milk and the lemon juice.
4)Simmer the soup, stirring, for 5 min.

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