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Vegetarian Butter Bean Soup Recipe

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Vegetarian Butter Bean Soup Recipe

Vegetarian butter bean soup

Photo by Bush's® Beans
Try this unconventional vegetarian and vegan butter bean soup recipe. Butter beans, or lima beans, add such a great texture to a soup, being larger and softer than most beans. This simple vegetarian and vegan butter bean soup recipe is made with tomatoes and lots of veggies for a nutritious and soothing meal. Vegetarian butter bean soup recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.

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  • 1 1/2 cups celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 16 ounce cans butter beans (lima beans), drained
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


In a large pan, cook the celery, carrots and onion in oil until soft. Add the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually add water, stirring until smooth.

Add the beans and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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 5 out of 5
Butter Bean Soup, Guest Ilene

I've made this soup recipe over and over we love it. I use organic vegetable stock instead of water.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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