Easy White Bean Soup - Bulgarian recipe, made with dried beans and simple, inexpensive ingredients for a wonderful flavor.

Easy White Bean Soup




– 1 lb dry white beans — Cannellini, Great Northern or any kind of white beans – 2 yellow onions — medium – 2 tbsp vegetable oil – 2 red peppers — medium – 1/3 cup tomato puree – 2 carrots — medium – 6 cups water — or more if needed – 1 tsp Vegeta — optional – 1 tsp dried mint – 1/2 tsp dried thyme – 1 tsp summer savory – 1 tsp black pepper – 1 tsp salt — more to taste – parsley — for garnishing

8 servings


Step 1

Place beans in a large pot and cover with cold water. Soak for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse, before you use in the soup.

Step 2

Chop one of the onions and leave the other one whole. Chop carrots.

Step 3

Heat oil on a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes. Add beans, water, peppers, head of onion, salt, pepper, summer savory, mint, thyme, Vegeta and tomato puree.

Step 4

Stir, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 hours, or until the beans are tender.

Step 5

Remove the peppers and whole onion. Mash the onion. Peel peppers and chop. Return to the pot. Add more salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve.