Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this recipe while looking for something I could use beans. Serve with a loaf of warm crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients except the beans into a large pot.
  2. Bring to boil and the simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the beans and simmer for 5 minutes or until hot.
  4. Serve with warm bread.
  5. I have used fresh tomatoes as well when I had a lot of tomatoes from the garden that were ripe.


Most Helpful

This is a light, warming soup recipe. It would be excellent as either a light dinner or a starter soup as well. We felt like it was lacking something and wasn't as filling as a dinner soup should be. I think diced ham or bacon would really send this over the top! It's a great base to start with and the possibilites are endless. Thanks for a good soup recipe to fight off the cold Vermont winters! Made for ZWT5. :D

Mama_Jennie May 12, 2009

An easy, tasty and healthy soup. You can't get much better than that. I sliced rather than diced because my hubby likes chunky soups. Other than that, I kept to the recipe and use oregano and basil as my herbs. That ended up making it a bit like a minestrone without the pasta. Made for the Zingo porition of ZWT5 for the Chow Hounds.

Sarah_Jayne June 09, 2009

I used basil, oregano, thyme as herbs. I also cut up half a hot red chili, as I always like to add spice. I used a bag of dried mixed beans from a bulk bin. The mix mainly included fast cooking beans such as red lentils, split peas, small black and white beans, and also barley. I added a lot more stock then specified in the recipe. I had some ham thawing to add, but by the time it thawed the soup was already done and delicious, and I thought no reason to add meat!

Furyhecla January 29, 2012

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