Hearty Bean | Lagos Groceries

Hearty bean soup Recipe. The dried beans, lentils and veggies make this a filling soup for winter. Beans and lentils are a healthy source of protein.

Makes: 8


  • 1 cup (250 ml) dried sugar beans
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 cups (2 litres) Homemade stock (p15) or water with 3 tbsp dried mixed herbs.
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) dried mixed herbs
  • 1 cup (250 ml) uncooked brown lentils
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500 ml) thinly sliced cabbage or spinach
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) sugar ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt lemon juice and black pepper to taste

Stop 1: Soak beans in 1 litre of water overnight. Rinse and drain. Step 2: Heat oil in a large pot and fry carrots, onion and garlic.

Step 3: Stir in the stock, dried herbs, lentils and beans.

Step 4: Bring to the boil and reduce the heat. Simmer, with a lid, for 1½-2 hours or until the beans are tender.

Step 5: Add tomatoes, tomato paste and cabbage and simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley, sugar and salt.

Step 6: Season with lemon juice and pepper.

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