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Bean Soup Recipe
June 15, 2010, 4:21 pm
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Nancy’s Bean Soup

My Mother in law named this soup!  After having it at my house she asked me for the recipe and gave it to all of her friends in Florida. This soup is honestly the best bean soup I have ever tasted (if I do say so myself!) Meat eaters and vegetable haters may be frightened but will love it!!! It is nutritious and delicious full of protein, fiber, antioxidants and low in fat.

Serves Many

Ingredients

1 can black beans

1 can cannellini beans (white)

4-6 cups of vegetable broth

4 squirts of tomato paste or 1 small can

¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

1 large sweet onion finely chopped

1 large or 2 small stalks of celery finely chopped

2 large carrots grated

1 cup chopped mushrooms any kind will do!

2 cups of greens I usually use spinach or kale but any fresh green will do

1 bayleaf

2 teaspoons of sea salt

2 teaspoons of cumin

1 teaspoon of cardamom

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 lemon

Fresh parsley

Heat olive oil in large soup pan.  Add chopped onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook on low until tender about 6 minutes.  Add the chopped mushrooms and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes. Add the cumin, cardamom, salt, and pepper and cook stirring constantly for another 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and add the stock and bay leaf heat on low for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the two cans of beans and add to the stock. Cook for another 30 minutes adjusting the seasoning to your liking. Remove the bay leaf and place ¾ of the mixture into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.  Pour back into the pan and add the spinach or fresh greens along with the crushed red pepper. Heat gently until the spinach is wilted (only about 4 minutes.)

Spoon into bowls and top with fresh chopped parsley, fresh lemon juice,  and season to taste.

This soup is a delicious and complete meal when served with a nice whole grain bread and olive oil for dipping. I guarantee you will LOVE it!!!! xoxoxo

Enjoy!!! xoxox

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2 Comments so far
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It sounds yummy and nutritious. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Tes

You are welcome it is yummy and very healthy. Enjoy!!!

Comment by nlgbonddesigns




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