Bean Soup

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures

This soup is super yummy.

It’s one of my all-time favorites, actually. This one and a wonderful lentil soup that I am going to prepare for you soon as well.

The vivid and optimistic colors of this soup are a pleasure to look at and its high content of vitamins and fiber means that this gorgeous soup is a powerful health bomb.

Your body will be thankful if you make it.

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients.

 

I’d like to let you know that if you don’t have or can’t find parsley root anywhere there’s no need to pull out your hair. You can replace it with about 3 tablespoons of chopped leaf parsley.

Also the celery root (celeriac) can be replaced with about 3-4 chopped celery stalks.

No problem at all.

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, rinse the bean, place them in a large bowl and cover with four time their volume of water, leave the beans to soak, drain the soaking water and rinse

1. To prepare your own delicious bean soup, first rinse the beans, place them in a large bowl and cover with four times their volume of water. Leave the beans to soak for at least 6-8 hours, overnight is even better.

 

2. When the beans are soaked, drain the soaking water and rinse them.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, place the beans into a large pot and add water

3. Place the beans into a large pot and add 5 cups (1.25 l) water.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add bay leaves and salt

4. Then add 2 bay leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

 

 

5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and let cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until beans are tender.

The length of this process also depends on the variety of beans you are using. The larger the beans the longer the cooking time. I was using large red beans and they needed about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

6. When the beans are cooked remove the bay leaves.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, vegetables, celery root, onion, parsley root, carrot, potato, garlic cloves

7. In the meantime (while the beans are cooking), you can prepare your vegetables.

What we have here is the celery root, onion (I am using shallots here because life gets interesting sometimes and you might not find onions in your fridge but you don’t give up on your dream anyway), parsley root, carrot, potato and garlic cloves.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, cleaned, sliced, chopped, diced vegetables

8. Here are the vegetables again. This time nicely cleaned and sliced, chopped and diced.

The celery and the potato were diced.

The carrot and parsley root were cut in half lengthwise and then sliced into little crescents.

The garlic was sliced and the shallots were chopped finely.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, pour the olive oil into a large pot and heat it until hot

9. Now pour the olive oil into a large pot and heat it until hot.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add the vegetables

10. Add the vegetables (except the garlic).

 

11. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook your vegetable mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add the ground cumin, chili powder, and garlic, cook

12. Add the ground cumin, chili powder, and garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add the beans

13. Then add the beans along with their cooking liquid, …

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add the chicken stock

14. … the chicken stock …

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures, add the lemon juice, simmer

15. … and the lemon juice.

 

16. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.

 

 

bean soup recipe with step by step pictures

And serve.

I like to eat this soup as is or with slices of fresh bread.

It’s so good!

Enjoy, dear friends!

 

(This soup makes 8 cups/2 l and serves 6 hungry people.)

20 Responses to Bean Soup

  1. 1
    Jano says:

    Could you use veggie stock instead?

  2. 2
    kuby2u says:

    This looks delicious. I used celeriac in a Philippine disk called Kari Kari and it is wonderful.

  3. 3
    Tes says:

    The soup looks homey and comforting! It sounds perfect for the weather now :)

  4. 4
    Sukaina says:

    This soup does indood look very comforting. But the weather here is still a tad warm (I’m in Dubai) so I’ll have to wait till it gets just a bit cooler to try this. Lovely photography once again!

  5. 5

    I love this bean soup, I make similar to this at home often, with onion and ginger!

  6. 6
    Julia says:

    This recipe looks amazing. I found the link via apartment therapy and now I can’t wait to fix it. I’m thinking it would be perfect for a cold, fall evening. I imagine it will freeze nicely too.

  7. 7
    Peggy says:

    This soup sounds fantastic! I love the shot of all the vegetables cut up!

  8. 8
    ke4832@gmail.com says:

    This is a wonderful recipe. I’ve made it twice! It’s easy and very tasty, thank you!

  9. 9

    Your photos are gorgeous! I love finding new soup recipes, I just made a curried lentil the other day that was fabulous. Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. 10
    Mama D says:

    This is a great recipe, I only had canned beans, so I added them just before the stock with a generous squeeze of tomato puree. You can turn this into a hearty supper by grilling and chopping some sausages and smoked bacon and adding in with the stock. Also, a sprinkle of grated parmesan just before serving is good. Photos are lovely :)

  11. 11
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  12. 12
    Nameless says:

    Oh wow! This is great but I added waaaaay too much chilli and it turned out to be really spicy! Excellent though.

  13. 13
    Sarah says:

    I just made this soup, and it was SO DELICIOUS! After reading other comments, I crumbled 6 or 7 pieces of bacon into the soup, and ended up just dumping the bacon grease in with it…I also added 1/2 tbsp extra cumin, so it almost has a chili/baked bean flavor. I used fresh parsley and celery stalks, and the flavor was great. THANKS!

  14. 14
    claudia says:

    Can I use a ham bone and ham pieces in this soup?

  15. 15
    Mathea says:

    Looks like kidney beans are best for this? That time of year is coming for the best soups to rise to the top in the fall in the USA

  16. 16
    Mark G says:

    Love cooking and making soup. This looks good but I would add what kind of beans, what kind of bread (suggested or used). This would be good to consider as well. Thanks.

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