What could be more comforting than a warm (or chilled in one case!) bowl of bean or legume soup especially as so many of us are looking for nutritious, budget friendly meals. These 5 easy to make, economical and absolutely delicious soups include a white bean, spinach & chorizo soup, an Egyptian lentil soup, a Ribollita Tuscan soup, a Persian Ash Reshteh soup and a chilled white bean & yogurt soup!
If you're in warmer weather then this soup is for you. It literally takes 5 minutes to whip up and is so refreshingly delicious that it may end up in your summer repertoire! It uses white beans as well as cooling yogurt, cucumber and mint.
Italian Cucina Povera recipes are some of the tastiest, cleverest ways to use inexpensive ingredients and this ribollita is a prime example. This hearty Tuscan soup is closer to a stew and makes use of leftover vegetable soup and transforms it into a delicious, comforting bowl of warmth.
This Persian Ash or Osh Reshteh is one of my favourite soups. It uses lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans with garlic chives, spinach and noodles. It is then topped with yogurt, onion and mint. It sounds complicated but it really isn't!
So tell me Dear Reader, are you looking for more budget friendly meal ideas nowadays? Which soup would you pick if on a menu?