Healthy Bean Soup

"Also called Heart Saving Soup. It has asparagus in it. Use white navy beans or kidney beans. Beans need to be soaked ahead of time."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
7-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the beans in a large saucepan, cover with water and leave to soak overnight. I let them soak 5 hours.
  • Discard the soaking water, rinse the beans and place them in a large soup pot.
  • Place the 8 cups water in the pot, bring the beans to a boil, put the lid on and reduce the heat to simmer.
  • In a large sauce pan saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, celery and asparagus.
  • Saute until the mixture has cooked slightly, aprox 8 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable mixture to the beans, then add all remaining ingreds except the fresh parsley.
  • Simmer on low heat until the beans are soft, about 1 or 2 hours.
  • Stir in the fresh parsley, cook another 2 minutes.

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