I know that bean soup probably doesn’t sound very exciting, but you have to believe me when I tell you how delicious it actually is! This wholesome, vegan-friendly, smoky bean soup is made with all-natural ingredients, protein-packed dried beans, aromatic, earthy spices such as paprika and cumin, celery, carrots, and vegetable broth.
Canned soup was a popular pantry item when I was growing up. Nowadays, it hasn’t once found its way into my pantry. My palate and lifestyle have changed, meaning I appreciate much more wholesome, homemade soups that aren’t laden with sodium and fat.
Homemade soup is just as convenient as canned, it’s as easy as grabbing it from the freezer, where I keep extra batches and leftovers.
This soup is miles ahead of its canned commercial counterpart. For one, it’s made with fresh ingredients, most of which you probably already have stocked in your fridge or pantry. Secondly, the flavour of canned soups pales in comparison to homemade ones. The earthy spices add a depth of flavour and the addition of parsley and scallions as a garnish adds a burst of freshness to this hearty soup.
My children might not be huge fans of beans at the moment however, they truly enjoyed this smoky bean soup. It’s the perfect healthy, hearty soup for the cold weather.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!