Bean soups are healthy, satisfying, full of fibre and - of course - totally delicious. We have cannellini bean soups, butter bean soups and more. They make great weeknight suppers, and the leftovers can be frozen or packed for lunch the next day.
The flavours of fresh and ground coriander give this filling soup extra bite.
A truly simple, easy and delicious spicy soup. All my friends that have tried it - love it. It's a great meal on it own or as a starter served in smaller portions. It also has the bonus of making me look like I know what I'm doing and sets the standard for a great evening. The recipe has been amended from the basic red lentil soup with bits added.
A warm casserole of sausages, baked beans and vegetables makes a hearty, satisfying meal on a chilly evening.
A quick and easy Italian-inspired winter warmer. Use fresh herbs if you prefer and garnish with grated Pecorino cheese.
This simple, wholesome soup, typical of the cooking of Tuscany, makes a delicious starter. It is very easy to prepare, although you need to soak the dried beans ahead of time. Should you forget, you can use canned beans to make the quick version suggested in Some more ideas, below. Serve with warm ciabatta or rustic bread.
A warming winter soup with pearl barley, leeks, and fresh thyme.
This isn't your usual chilli con carne. Black beans and turkey mince make for a delicious twist on the classic. This hearty soup is an easy - and healthy - way to feed a crowd, and also freezes well. Top with grated Cheddar.
A filling, satisfying soup for those winter evenings.
Contrasting flavours of sweet, spicy and earthy combine in this thick, hearty soup.
A lovely hearty winter warmer. Serve in warmed bowls, topped with fresh herbs and Parmesan if you like. Tuck in.