Looking for a vegetarian recipe, but at the same time, rich in vitamins and nutrients? Try making tomato bean soup puree.
It invariably turns out hearty, tasty and fragrant. And extremely useful, especially for vegetarians, who are often deficient in protein foods. Those who eat meat will also like this soup, but they want something quick and easy.
Bean soup is cooked very quickly even from dry beans, besides, you can always use ready-made canned beans. It is curious that it saturates well and does not burden the stomach.
Step by step method
We take products from the list. Bulgarian pepper can be replaced with zucchini, but in this case you need to pour less water. If dry beans are used, it must be soaked for 5-6 hours.
Peel and cut the onion and garlic from the husk, pepper from the seeds. Cut the onion into cubes, chop the garlic finely.
Bulgarian pepper is also cut into small cubes.
Pour a little oil into the pan, put the onion and garlic and fry until translucent.
After that, we send pieces of pepper to the pan and fry for a few more minutes.
Pour in a portion of warm water and wait until it boils.
Add beans. If raw beans are used, they should be boiled separately until tender.
After a couple of minutes, we send tomatoes in their own juice to the soup (they can be cut or simply crushed with your hands).
Cook for at least five minutes over low heat.
Then season with spices and use a blender to bring to a homogeneous condition.
Pour the soup into bowls, pour a little extra virgin olive oil into each and decorate with fresh herbs, in particular parsley or cilantro.
Tips & variations
Beans are one of the most common crops from the legume family. And it is the most important plant of agriculture in South and Central America, and one of the most ancient cultures in the world. At first it was grown as an ornamental plant, but over time, this vegetable crop has become widely used in cooking!
Bean protein is very similar to meat protein, and is absorbed by the body by three quarters, so beans are its most valuable source.
Beans contain a huge amount of vitamin C. More than, for example, apricots or plums.
Beans are very rich in fiber. 100 grams of it contains about half of the amount that an adult needs daily.