Looking for a simple, quick and delicious soup to make? This Carrot and Butter Bean Soup will not disappoint.
Long before I began my journey with Slimming, one of my favourite soups from a can was Baxter's Carrot and Butter Bean Soup. It was my go-to soup whenever I felt poorly and didn't feel like cooking.
Usually, though it had to be served with some warm crusty buttered bread, one thing I have definitely had to restrict on my journey.
Don't take that as you can never ever enjoy that warm crusty bread though, as it doesn't mean it is off bounds for good.
I've been making a simple Carrot Soup that is based on that Baxter's soup I loved, but you will notice it is missing the lovely added protein of Butterbeans, mainly because it's been hard to source some here in Canada. The lima beans which are common here in Canada, tend to be more green in colour and just didn't have the same texture I was used to.
Luckily I did source some when we go shopping across the border, and used some in these amazing Cheddar Butter Bean Bites, but kept forgetting to grab some more to make the Carrot and Butter Bean Soup. Finally, I remembered on our last trip over and actually made sure to grab a few cans and you can guess the first thing I go making.
It's actually such an easy soup to make too. The only real unusual ingredient that you might not have in your pantry, is the butter beans and the dried fennel. Trust me on the fennel part, this soup really does need it, it adds an amazing hint of flavour, that without just would not be a real Carrot and Butter Bean Soup in my opinion.
I actually have to admit to making up a pot of this Carrot and Butter Bean Soup a few times already before I have even had a chance to get it up onto the blog. I wanted to test it out in both the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and stove top and it works perfectly either way.
It is the best kitchen gadget I have purchased.
It is basically a 7in1 cooker, and it slow cooks, pressure cooks, saute’s, has settings for soup, chilli, rice, porridge and even makes yoghurt (I haven’t tried that yet).
A cheaper option is the Pressure King Pro and it’s a great alternative to the Instant Pot.
Want some more pressure cooker recipes? Check out my other: Pressure Cooker Recipes
When prepping the carrots for this Carrot and Butter Bean Soup, I like to slice them into thin slices, you will be blending some of the soup once cooked, but it looks pretty having little flecks of thin slices of carrot along with the butter beans, rather than a fully smooth soup.
I like to use my Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQ to blend part of the soup once ready. This blender is amazing. The auto IQ technology feature, mean it blends to a set pattern depending on what it is you are making. There is also an optional add-on for a food processor bowl, which is perfect for chopping and grating vegetables. Sauces and soups are literally so smooth, once completed with this amazing kitchen gadget.
You obviously need to make sure you do the blending before adding the butter beans or parsley. Don't worry though if you don't have a full-size blender like mine. A stick immersion blender, like this Koölle Electric Powerful 3-in-1 800 Watt Hand Stick Blender will work just as well.
I actually want to order some dried butter beans in bulk for next time I make this Carrot and Butter Bean Soup, so I have a large supply on hand in my pantry. Canned is great for convenience, but I do prefer the taste of dried beans or lentils.
If you love soup recipes like this one, I also have these other delicious soup recipes below:
- Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Turkey Taco Soup
- Spicy Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup
- Vegetable and Pearl Barley Soup
- Chicken Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Soup
- Chicken, Bean and Rice Soup
- Chicken and Vegetable Soup
- Split Pea and Bacon Soup
- Spicy Sweet Potato, Red Pepper and Carrot Soup
- Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup
- Sweetcorn and Leek Soup
and if that’s not enough to choose from, don’t forget my FULL RECIPE INDEX with over 500+ delicious Slimming Eats Recipes.
Make up a pot of this Carrot and Butter Bean Soup today and enjoy for lunches or dinner.
WHAT KITCHEN ITEMS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS CARROT AND BUTTER BEAN SOUP?
- Deep Saucepan or Instant Pot
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Blender or Immersion Stick Blender
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
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