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pinto white bean soup

Pinto White Bean Soup

  • 1 1/2c. dried pinto beans
  • 1 1/2c. dried cannellini beans
  • 1c. barley
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 med. zucchini, chopped
  • 2T. olive oil
  • 1t. salt
  • 2t. sage
  • 2t. cumin

Soak beans in water overnight, or for at least 8 hours.  Drain and rinse.  Set aside.  In a large soup pot, saute onion, garlic, carrots, and zucchini in olive oil until veggies are tender.  Add beans and barley.  Cover with water, about 2 inches over the top of the beans/barley.  Add salt, sage, and cumin.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer for one hour.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Simmer another 30 minutes.  Serves 8.

I was going to add chopped spinach to this soup (kale would also be awesome), but forgot.  Whoops.  It was delicious without, but would be great added!  I love simple soups that mix up fast, feed a lot, are really good for you, and cheap to make.  WIN.

I did finally get a run in yesterday in the late afternoon – 5 miles in 48:20, 9:40 pace.  I’m waiting til late afternoon again today, as it was 22 degrees this morning and it’s supposed to be around 34 or 36 later on.  Um, what happened to 50 or 60 degrees and sunny?  Please come back.

What did you have for dinner last night?

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7 thoughts on “pinto white bean soup

  1. That soup looks yummy! And warm on this COLD March day.

    We had Quinoa, peas, brussel sprouts and avocado for dinner last night! My hubby had chicken…

  2. I have an email coming for ya. The only problem is most of my pictures are on my husband’s computer and right when I sat down to finish my e-mail, guess who needs his computer. If you guessed the husband, then your correct, LOL!!!! I”m hoping to have it finished this evening before he gets on his computer.

  3. I had whole wheat pasta, roasted broccoli, tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, onion and garlic all thrown together in this glorious quick and easy pasta dish.

  4. Quesadilla filled with sauteed onions, red peppers, cremini mushrooms and Mexican cheese, with a side of steamed broccoli. You asked a question a few days ago about your favorite simple dinner on the run, and when I have the right ingredients a vegetable quesadilla is one of my favorites.

  5. Yum! That looks so good. And I love that it is vegan!

    Nice run! I hear ya – where did our warm temps go? Although, I like the cool for running.

    We heated up Mexican rice and beans last night, then put it on homemade bread with lettuce and tomato and salsa. Sounds weird but it was quite good!

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