Vegetarian 13 bean soup with all purpose seasoning

This vegetarian bean soup with all purpose seasoning has been a household staple recently. It's super easy to make, it makes a nutritious and delicious meal and it is great for meal prep.  I've been giving it to friends and neighbors who need a meal! My husband loves this soup and calls it "draino", because it basically cleans out the system! I purchase this bean mix in the bulk section of my grocery store, but they also sell various bean mixes.  Get a bean mix with a combination of beans to provide different textures and nutrients. This soup can either be made on the stovetop or in an instant pot.

Tips for making vegetarian bean soup with all purpose seasoning

Instant pot vs. stovetop cooking

Using the instant pot is much quicker than using the stovetop.  However, this soup can definitely be made on the stovetop, but it will take a little longer to ensure that the beans are tender. When making this with the instant pot, saute the onions and carrots and pressure cook the beans according to the "beans" setting.  Saute the kale after the beans are cooked to ensure that the kale retains some of its green color.

Mixed beans

A dried mixed bean medley can be purchased in grocery stores that have a bulk section.  However, a bean mix can also be purchased online.  The key to reduce the timing needed to cook these beans is to soak them for at least 24 hours,  48 hours is preferable.  Sometimes I just soak them in the fridge for days, changing the water frequently and by the time I need to make the soup, the beans are super hydrated! While the beans are soaking, they will emit gas, causing the water to have bubbles.  Change the water frequently to discard the gaseous water; otherwise it will be passing through you, giving you a lot of gas!  A 16 bean soup mix can be purchased through Amazon below.

16 bean soup mix

16 bean soup mix

Kale

Besides diced onion, carrots and canned tomatoes, this recipe calls for fresh kale.  Fresh kale gives the soup some color.  This vegetarian bean soup with all purpose seasoning needs a hardy, leafy green vegetable that will hold up to the beans.  If you don't have kale, you can substitute it for swiss chard.  Swiss chard does tend to have a softer texture, but both vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals.

All-purpose seasoning

The recipe for Sammy Wong's all purpose seasoning can be found here. This seasoning has so many uses so I highly recommend that you make it in bulk and then use it for all the different recipes.

Storing the soup

This vegetarian bean soup with all purpose seasoning freezes really well.  It's great to make a large pot of this hearty, nutritious soup and freeze it in meal size portions.  This makes it easy to have a quick, delicious meal when you don't feel like cooking, rather than buying fast food!  To take up less space, freeze the soup in freezer bags!

Vegetarian 13 bean soup with all purpose seasoning

VEGETARIAN BEAN SOUP WITH ALL PURPOSE SEASONING

Michelle Sam
Vegetarian bean soup with kale, corn, carrots and onion. SO easy!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Soaking 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 349 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Instan pot optional

Ingredients
 
 

  • 180 grams bean soup mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 411 grams can diced tomatoes
  • 200 grams carrots
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Tbsp Sammy Wong's all-purpose seasoning See Sammy Wong's all purpose seasoning
  • 200 grams kale
  • 1 cup frozen corn optional

Instructions
 

  • Soak the bean mix overnight in water.
    180 grams bean soup mix
  • Discard and replenish cloudy, bubbly water every few hours.
  • Medium dice the onion.
    1 medium onion
  • Medium dice the carrots about 3/4" (2 cm) cubes .
    200 grams carrots
  • In a medium stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Saute the onions until translucent.
    1 medium onion
  • Saute the carrots.
    200 grams carrots
  • Drain and add rehydrated beans.
  • Add Sammy Wong's all purpose seasoning.
    2½ Tbsp Sammy Wong's all-purpose seasoning
  • Add canned diced tomatoes.
    411 grams can diced tomatoes
  • Add water.
    4 cups water
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 45 minutes -1 hour
  • Slice kale along the stem and then cut into ½' (1 cm) strips.
    200 grams kale
  • After 1 hour, add kale and frozen corn.
    1 cup frozen corn
  • Boil for an additional 10 minutes until kale is tender.
  • Garnish with sprigs of greenery like parsley, basil or cilantro and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 16gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 232mgPotassium: 1366mgFiber: 17gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 13679IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 397mgIron: 9mgNet Carbohydrates: 41g
Keyword soup, Vegetarian, vegetarian soup
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