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Great Northern Bean Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Great Northern Bean Soup recipe? Learn how to make Great Northern Bean Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lolly074

Makes 6 servings



This bean preparation is called a soup but it is more like an Indian dal, especially if the optional ingredients mentioned in the note at end of directions are included.

Recipe Ingredients for Great Northern Bean Soup

1 cup Great Northern beans, dry, soaked 12 hours ahead of cooking
8 cups water (large pot; boils down)
1/8 tsp. marjoram,
1 4/5 tsp. basil
1/8 tsp. parsley
1/8 tsp. oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced finely
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds, roasted and crushed
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/8 tsp. cayenne, ground

Optional ingredients (for more flavor):
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup coriander leaves (stems removed), chopped finely

Recipe Directions for Great Northern Bean Soup

  1. Boil softened beans in large heavy pot with at least 8 cups of water at high heat, uncovered; remove froth during initial boiling; stir frequently after first hour of cooking as soup thickens. Add boiling water if needed.

  2. After about 1.5 hours, when beans have softened and soup has thickened, add in the dry herbs, stir, add more boiling water if needed, and continue cooking after lowering heat to medium high; monitor thickness and stir to be sure beans do not stick to bottom of pan.

  3. After beans have boiled for two hours, reduce heat to very low and cover pot to keep beans at a slow simmer.

  4. In a small frying or saute pan, heat olive oil at medium heat and then add in the finely sliced onion and the remaining spices.

  5. Stir frequently while onions are browning to distribute spices throughout.

  6. When onions have become soft and almost translucent, pour the contents of the small pan into the bean pot, stir, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavors.

  7. Remove pot of beans from heat and allow to cool a few minutes before serving.

  8. Suggested serving size is 6 oz. or 3/4 cup of beans, served with rice.

  9. NOTE: This recipe has NO SALT added. If a more interesting flavor is desired, you can add 1/2 tsp. sea salt PLUS the following: 1-2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tsp. brown sugar, and, if available, 1/4 cup of fresh coriander leaves (stems removed), chopped finely. Add these ingredients at the very end and stir. The final taste would then be more similar to an Indian dal.

Categories

Main Dish, Soup, Boil, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 365.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
152
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
171mg
7%
Potassium
459mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
21.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
6.9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 7% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
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  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
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