Soups are really not on my list of favourite foods. My husband and daughter, unlike me, love soup. When we eat out, they usually start dinner with a soup whereas the soup invariably ends up being my dinner. Soup fills me up so well, there’s never any space in my stomach for anything that follows.
When we are in the mood for a light dinner I tend to make heartier soups that would be a meal in themselves. This soup made it to our dinner table, one night last week, with home-made dinner rolls.
This soup is my version of a Portuguese soup that goes by this name. Soup, along with bread, is a very popular food in Portugal and their cuisine features quite a variety of soups. However, there is very little choice for a vegetarian, as most of their soups include meat. Even the soups made with vegetables would invariably have chorizo (pork sausage)
This soup is vegetarian version of the Sopa de Feijao Branca e Legumes.
Sopa de Feijao Branca e Legumes - Black Eyed Bean and Vegetable Soup (GF, V)
- 1 onion big , finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 cups water (or vegetable stock)
- 1 cup black eyed beans cooked
- 1 stock vegetarian cube (leave this out if using )
- 2 potatoes medium , cubed
- 2 carrots medium , cut into rounds
- 1/4 cup cabbage thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup beans sliced
- 3 tbsps tomato paste / puree
- 1 tsp chilli powder (or crushed black pepper)
- to taste salt
- Heat the oil, add the bay leaves and garlic paste. Stir a couple of times and add the onions. Saute till soft and add the 4 cups of water and stock cube (or stock). Bring to a boil. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Cover the pan and turn down the heat to low.
- Let the soup simmer, for about 20 to 30 minutes, till the vegetables have cooked and the soup has reduced a bit in quantity.
- Pour into bowls and serve hot with bread.
Priti S says
That’s a nice and different soup for me…looks so yummy..and the pic is beautiful.
Happy Cook says
Here we love soup especially when it is cold.This is really delicious looking and a hearty soup.
nothing is as good as a bowl of soup and homemade bread!!!
Curry Leaf says
Looks delicious,very filling and healthy with all those veggies and beans.
That looks lovely and hearty. Soups are always in favor with me during Fall and Winter. But yeah I tend to avoid it in restaurants unless IT IS the main course.
Fearless Kitchen says
This looks delicious. I’ll admit I really love soup. It’s usually lighter than other dishes, which makes it especially appealing on weeknights when you’ve overindulged in heavy food on the weekend.
Looks like a lovely soup.
I think this is the first soup entry that I’ve got! I’ve been resolving to eat more soup and less solids this year 🙂 but the weather’s refusing to cooperate!
This looks such a lovely soup and perfect for the autumn time here in the U.K. Rosie x
Priya Suresh says
Tempting soup..looks awesome..
This truly is a hearty soup. Thanks for this lovely entry!
Soup looks delicious, I am like that too, soup fills me up completely…I tried the baked methi muthia from your blog and gave it my own spin, if you would like you can check it out at http://veginspirations.blogspo…
Of late, soups have become a regular for dinner. So I have another one to try out. Yours is quite filling too.
Both the soup and the roll look good. Your bowl of soup is a complete meal in itself.
I am a soup person too, and you will know what I mean when I have that with the yummy looking dinner roll:)
Even if I say it myself, this soup was good. But the rolls were evn better. :)And I am happy to be the first soup there, Sra. :)I saw those muthias, Usha and your version looks even better.