This soup tasted delicious, but the beans took so long to cook that all of the other vegetables became complete mush. Next time I make this I will be using canned beans. Otherwise a very good recipe!
I loved this soup! It was simple and very satisfying. I used a pound of dried great northern beans and more water and also added some chicken stock. Thanks for sharing!
I cheated a bit, I used two cans of white kidney beans, as I don't like navy beans and didn't want to take the time to soak beans, etc. I used 6 cups of water and I don't have bouillon granules, I used Better than Bouillon vegetable soup base. I also added a little salt. Oh, and I pureed half of the veggies, just before serving, because I was really wanting a creamy white bean soup. There are six of us, but two are under 5, yet we had NO left overs.
Love it. I sauteed the onions & garlic, then piled everything into the crock pot for the day. I also substituted 2 cans of drained & rinsed navy beans for the dried, so only used 6 c. of the water. The result was a hearty, full flavored but mild soup. I'll definitely make this again.
I"m surprised this soup hasn't gotten any reviews yet. I was looking for a vegetarian soup with a clear broth and some beans and fresh veggies so I decided to try this. I'm terrible at planning ahead though, so I opted to use canned beans rather than cook my own in order to save some time. Also, we forgot to buy the fresh parsley so I also used dried leaves. I cooked the soup as the recipe stated only I added a can of rinsed and drained white beans after bringing the soup to a boil and letting it simmer for approximately 30 minutes. I pured the beans in and it was ready to serve! I think it turned out great. I used 8 cups of water over 6 so ended up needing 2 1/2 cubes of bouillon for the right flavor. I think to make the recipe more to my liking, I'd lessen the potatoes (I put 4 or 5 small in) and add more beans instead as one can didn't quite make it a "bean" soup. All in all I really enjoyed this recipe and will use it again for a quick healthy soup. Thanks for the recipe!