White Cari-Bean Vegan Soup

Nov 18, 2021All Recipes

The most flavourful one-pot dish, that is high in fiber and protein. The ideal comfort soup for a potluck to accommodate most dietary restrictions.

6-8 Servings


4 cups (1 L) dried white kidney beans

½ small onion, sliced thinly

2 stalks celery, diced

4 cloves garlic, diced

1 bay leaf

1 cup (250 mL) diced tomatoes with basil, canned

2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano

1 Tbsp (15 mL) dried Italian seasoning

2 tsp (10 mL) dried parsley flakes

1 tsp (5 mL) fresh thyme leaves

1 orange-fleshed sweet potato, cubed

1 Caribbean sweet potato, cubed

1 Jamaican (yellow flesh) sweet potato or yam, cubed

2 eddoes, cubed

1 cassava (yuca), cut into 1-inch

(2.5 cm) pieces

1 large carrot, sliced ½ -inch thick

2 ears corn, husk discarded, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces

1 large firm pale-yellow or green plantain, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces

1 ½ (375 mL) cups canned white kidney beans, rinsed

2 Tbsp (30 mL) Island Gurl’s Seasoned Salt

¼ cup (125 mL) ketchup

1 Scotch bonnet peppers (optional)

1/2 lb (225 g) Homemade Flag Dumplings (see recipe)

1 ripe but firm avocado, cut into slices for garnishing

multi-grain brown bread for garnishing

Fresh Italian parsley for garnishing

1. Soak beans covered in water by 1-inch overnight in a large bowl. Shell the beans,

discarding the outer layer (slides off easily) and set aside in a medium bowl. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. In a large 7-quart (7 L) wide-bottomed Dutch Oven, add the beans with 4 cups (1L)

water. Place the pot over high heat, bring to a boil, immediately lower heat to simmer for 25

minutes uncovered.

3. Using an immersion blender, carefully purée the beans into a bean broth. Add all remaining ingredients (except for dumpling recipe) for the soup, stir, cover with water by 1-inch, bring up to a boil, transfer to oven and let cook for 1 hour or until potatoes are done when pierced.

4. Carefully add dumplings (one at a time) and stir. Return to oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

5. Serve at once garnished with slices of avocados or multi grain bread and fresh parsley.

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