There is something about having a nice warm soup in the slow cooker on those cold and rainy days. This healthy, vegan bean soup will fill your home with a warm, wonderful, delicious aroma. One of my favorite meals from my childhood. My favorite part is how easy it is to put together and so full of flavor.
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1 pound dried white beans (I used navy beans)
8 cups water (give or take one cup depending how thick or thin you like your soup)
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. sweet paprika
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 fresh garlic cloves- minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Italian parsley or fresh dill for garnish
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat; add the onion, carrots and garlic; sauté until all the vegetables are tender, about 3-5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, ground cumin, bay leaves, paprika and tomato paste. Mix well until all the flavors are combined.
To the crock pot/slow cooker add washed beans, sautéed vegetables and 7-8 cups of water. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Set timer for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
After it’s done, check the seasoning and adjust as desired.
Scoop the soup into bowls. Serve with chopped parsley, fresh dill and red pepper flakes.
Hi Inessa, i have been meaning to post for while . I love love your website and these great recipes with instructions and beautiful photos ! Thank you so much for taking your time to pass these on to us. I ave a question, can i use a can of beans and some homemade stock instead? How much would i adjust it since its not water . Again , thank you in advance !
Hi Sashaa, I haven’t try with can beans. I am not sure if the same flavor will be there.
Thank you so much for a nice feedback 🙂
well now i just HAVE to go buy the dry ones because this soup is gorgeous and i am craving it ! Keep up the good work , we are reading and loving your recipes 🙂
Do you have to soak the beans overnight?
No, you don’t have to soak the beans overnight.
Why do you saute the vegies first if they will be cooking for 4-8hrs? Would the soup be bitter from the carrots if I don’t saute them? Thanks!
I have this soup cooking in my crock pot and it is red and watery, not white and creamy like your picture looks. Is that normal?
The recipes are wonderful! You do not list the calories. Therefore I cannot make any of them…
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