This bean soup can be made in 45 minutes. Substitute vegetable broth to create a vegetarian alternative.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, warm oil over moderate heat. Add onion, garlic, and sweet potatoes; saute 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in broth, bay leaf, basil, thyme, and paprika. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium low. Cover. Simmer until vegetables are tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato, green beans, and chickpeas. Simmer uncovered until tender, about 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

197.5 calories; 7.5 g protein; 29.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 570.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2004
Let's see, where to start. First off, I didn't think 3C broth was enough. I like "juice" in my soup so I probably used 5-6 cups of broth. No fresh tomatoes so I used a can of petite diced...added 10 ozs of mixed vegetables (I was a little confused by the directions...said to add green beans, maybe that's what the person who submitted used instead of mixed). Also, I probably used 4 cups of diced sweet potatoes. I also added about 1/4 t. of cayanne pepper to add some kick. Think I'll add a little more next time. My boyfriend and I LOVED this soup, in fact, I'm having it for lunch now as I type this review. Really, really good!!! Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2009
Though easy to make did not like this at all. The massive amount of dried herbs gives it a weird texture (maybe better with fresh?) - and yet despite the herbs the flavor wasn't good. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2004
Let's see, where to start. First off, I didn't think 3C broth was enough. I like "juice" in my soup so I probably used 5-6 cups of broth. No fresh tomatoes so I used a can of petite diced...added 10 ozs of mixed vegetables (I was a little confused by the directions...said to add green beans, maybe that's what the person who submitted used instead of mixed). Also, I probably used 4 cups of diced sweet potatoes. I also added about 1/4 t. of cayanne pepper to add some kick. Think I'll add a little more next time. My boyfriend and I LOVED this soup, in fact, I'm having it for lunch now as I type this review. Really, really good!!! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
We really enjoyed this soup. It's delicious and pleasing to the eye very colorful! Next time I make it I am going to use a can of Rotel tomatoes instead of a fresh tomato to add some kick to it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was the BEST soup that I have ever had! I've cooked a different soup each week for the last 3 months or so and by far this was the most delicious! As I am a vegetarian I substituted the Chicken broth for Vegetable Broth. Mmmm Mmmm good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I chose this recipe because I had 2 big sweet potatoes with no idea what to do with them. I used canned (rinsed) chick peas a can of mixed veggies (rinsed) -- those were shopping oops so using it was a major plus. I also added more ckn stock 6 cups. Added some curry in there too. It was delish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This was a lifesaver when I was looking for something quick and easy to cook for Sunday tea. Really delicious and proved even better the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2003
Very quick and delicious. I would definately make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2009
Though easy to make did not like this at all. The massive amount of dried herbs gives it a weird texture (maybe better with fresh?) - and yet despite the herbs the flavor wasn't good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
Very tasty. It was my first homemade soup and it came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Yum! I made this as is and it was good. I used homeade broth - you probably need a good quality broth for this. Read More
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