Red Bean and Spinach Soup

I think it is soup time. I normally tend to use legumes for any soup that I make since they are one of the power foods. I actually love legumes so it is pretty easy for me to incorporate on my dishes. I also like the fact that they are so economical so for those on a budget, load up on these. This soup can also be made with any other type of legume or vegetables you may prefer.

I normally pre-soack the beans the previous night I am cooking them, it is easier for me that way since they have to soak for quite a while. You can also use canned legumes but I have made both versions and for me I prefer to use dry version. On any event, this is an easy, and fast recipe to prepare. You only need to chopped the few veggies and let it them all hang in the pot with the beans pretty much, so enjoy!


Red Bean and Spinach Soup

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
4 cups fresh spinach
1 lb small red beans, previously soaked in water for 12 hours
1 6 oz can tomato paste
6-8 cups water, depending on the consistency of the soup you prefer
Salt to taste



Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add onions, carrots and garlic and cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add cumin seeds and cook for an extra minute.

Add beans (I do not use the water from the pre-soak), tomato paste, water and salt. Bring the stew to a boil. Then reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for about 40 minutes or until most the liquid has evaporated and beans are tender. ( I have put 6-8 cups of water but you may want to use a more or less depending on the consistency of the soup you desire)
Turn of the heat and add spinach. Enjoy


Related Posts


  1. This looks so so yum Miriam. I finally got myself a slow cooker, can’t wait to try some of your awesome and healthy dishes. After pinning it, I had to come by and see how you made this yummy dish. Love it.
    Hope you are doing good sweety. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR LOVELY FAMILY!!

  2. This looks really tasty….I am really wishing I brought my crockpot with me when I moved across the country. Must order a new one!

    Beautiful pictures by the way.

  3. Definitely looks scrumptious and I am loving the textures of it in the pic…so luscious! Guess I need to place an order for a crockpot asap.

  4. Looks yummy! What did you serve them with?

  5. These look and sound utterly delicious — perfect for this time of year too. I’m so happy to see the list of ingredients and that the beans aren’t weighed down with additional sugar – lovely recipe. Thank you!

  6. Oh this looks so good. And we here in Tennessee had some mighty cold weather too. Down to zero with 10-15 below wind chill! Too cold for this neck of the woods! But how warm and cozy this soup would be in the crockpot! Love that I found all your awesome recipes and posts. Your Pinterest boards are about all I would ever need. Thank You!! I will be making a lot of them!! Including this one!

  7. YUM. Well this is certainly the kind of recipe that’ll warm you up… kinda reminds me of the baked beans from London. No? Spain, UK, it’s all the same region, I’m sure you know.

  8. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!

    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to
    your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *