Great hearty vegetarian or vegan meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir carrots and celery into the onion mixture. Pour vegetable broth into the stockpot; add potato, bay leaves, basil, sea salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir beans into the soup; continue simmering until the beans are hot and tender, about 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 75.1g; fat 5g; sodium 949.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
I am not a vegetarian myself. I was looking for a recipe to make for a church food fair in tried this one. I found it to be outstanding and very very delicious! It was even better the second day that we had it. Is definitely a winner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2016
Followed it to the letter and felt it lacked in flavor. Basil however was a bit overpowering. Not well balanced. Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2014
I am not a vegetarian myself. I was looking for a recipe to make for a church food fair in tried this one. I found it to be outstanding and very very delicious! It was even better the second day that we had it. Is definitely a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
This soup came out really good. I used a bag of dried Northern beans that were soaked overnight. I put the soaked beans in a pot and added vegetable broth and simmered for a little over an hour until the beans were soft. Next I added the rest of the ingredients (along with an 8oz can of tomato sauce) and let the soup simmer for another hour. At the end I added more salt and pepper, a dash of cayenne, and crumbled bacon. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
I ran out of olive oil. Therefore I used vegan butter. I didn't have any bay leaves on hand either. I used everything else the recipe called for and I didn't miss the bay leaves at all. It cooked for 45 minutes as suggested. The seasonings came together so well. I can't until it set overnight. This is perfect for the health conscious as well as anyone whom love northern beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
My husband says this is the BEST bean soup ever! We try to eat vegetarian through the week and enjoy meat only on the weekends. Great recipes like this make it all possible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2014
Very simple to make.All I changed was I added one can and one 32 oz vegetable broth I didn't do the four cups. We all loved this soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2017
I increased the recipe. I used 48 ounces of cooked beans. I used about 4 carrots and 4 Yukon Gold potatoes. I also added about 8 ounces of vegan "benevolent bacon" to the broth. This came out quite well and a large pot of soup disappeared in about 3 days. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
This soup is soooo good! No changes made & it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2015
I have 4 teenagers and a toddler that are all picky and like different things. The first time I made this I expected only 2 to eat it. ALL of them love it and ask me to make it. Huge hit in our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2020
Excellent recipe very easy to make but I would not add the salt to the pot. Add salt to taste when you eat it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2016
Followed it to the letter and felt it lacked in flavor. Basil however was a bit overpowering. Not well balanced. Read More
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