De Ma Cuisine



January 2012



Bean and Green Soup

Written by , Posted in Beans, Crock Pot, Dinner, Legumes, Low Carb, Main Dishes, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Bean and Green Soup
Recipe type: Soup, Main, Dinner
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Serves: 4-6
Greens meet Beans in the soup pot for a hearty winter meal.
  • 1 C winter squash, peeled and chopped
  • 6 small or 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1-2 t smoked sea salt
  • ½ to 1 t thyme, lemon and bay sea salt (or use a bay leaf - take it out before serving)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 T paprika
  • 1-2 T chili powder
  • 1-2 T honey
  • 4-6 C stock
  • 6-8 C water (I used 8)
  • 2 C 8 bean soup mix
  • 2 C spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 C rainbow chard, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  1. Add beans and water to Crock Pot. Cook overnight on low (about 8-10 hours).
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except spinach, chard and balsamic vinegar. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (or on high for 4-6).
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  4. An hour before serving, add chard and spinach.
  5. Right before serving, add balsamic vinegar. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Would be great with ham, chicken or beef, and with bacon crumbled on top. I will serve with Herbes de Provence and Parmesan Buttermilk Biscuits.



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