French Peasant Soup

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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This is a hearty and savory stewlike soup. After thirty-five years, it remains a weekly favorite.


  • 12 ounces Great Northern beans, picked over
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves


  1. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large covered pot. Add the beans, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, olive oil, thyme, bay leaf, basil, carrots, celery, parsley, butter, and cabbage. Bring to