Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A great, easy soup for chilly days. From the Healthy College Cookbook. But, not just college students will love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft (approx 5-7 min/).
  2. Combine the onion and garlic in large pot with beans and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the green pepper, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly and then puree half of the soup in a blender.
  5. Return mixture from blender to pot and heat to serving temperature.
  6. Top with cheese and serve with whole wheat bread or crackers.
Most Helpful

3 5

This was just OK....nothing special. Personally I found it WAY too watery and bland. I made with chicken stock, added 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, and 1t of cumin with 1/2t chili powder in an attempt to give it some flavor. I'll finish eating the servings I made and froze, but won't be making this again. Sorry! Thanks for sharing.....

4 5

This is a decent soup. Next time I'll make it with vegetable stock though because it was a bit bland. It was fine without being pureed. I agree with the user, Parsley, that this soup would be great with some tomatoes.

5 5

I made this soup tonight. Made no changes. It is a recipe that I will make again. A good soup for a cold day!!!