Low Fat Butter Bean and Ham Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

QUICK and easy as can be, Oh, did I mention tasty and healthy? When want something for easy dinner, Recommend this recipe! It's a winner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tbsp stock in large pot and saute finely diced red onion, finely sliced ham (I used deli leg off the bone) and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rough cut carrots, butter beans (can use chickpeas), spring onions, 1 3/4 litres of vegetable (or chicken) stock and bring to a boil.
  3. NOTE: Adjust garlic to your taste.
  4. SIMMER uncovered for twenty minutes and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. MASH; reheat if necessary and add chopped basil and lemon juice.
  6. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

The overall taste of this soup was good and I enjoyed it. However, I felt that the texture of the butter beans was a bit too much for this soup. Smaller beans would work better, in my opinion.

liliya_99 January 04, 2009

Delicious soup and so easy to make. I used a tin each of butter beans (lima beans) and chick peas. Garlic wasn't included in the ingredient list but was in the instructions -- so I added two large, finely chopped cloves. Great idea to saute the veggies in the stock. Thanks, mickeydownunder, for a great way to use up some Christmas ham.

Leggy Peggy January 20, 2008

We love butter beans,this is a very tasty & easy recipe to make. I did cook a ham bone so that took a little longer to make the soup.I also used some chicken broth, a 1/2 teaspoon dried basil & no lemon juice. We enjoyed this with a green salad & corn bread muffins. Thank you for posting this easy recipe!

Barb Gertz January 08, 2008

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