This plant based white bean soup is beyond delicious!I found that most of us have a lot in common. When it comes to eating a plant based diet majority of the people I hear from say they don’t have enough time to cook, or simply don’t know what to cook. If either of those are you be sure to check out my tips. This pressure cooker plant based recipe is what you need in your life! Did I mention it’s not only quick, but cheap too!
I don’t know about where you are, but here in the Midwest it is cold to say the least. This is that time of year where you want to be able to throw a warm hearty plant based meal together, curl up on the couch, and watch a good movie with a glass of wine while the fire is going. Well that’s just what I did and I enjoyed every bite and moment of it.
As I mentioned I did make this meal in a pressure cooker. If you don’t have one you can use a pot on the stove, or a crock pot. It will just take longer to make. I will say however if you don’t have a pressure cooker definitely consider getting one. I’m a wife, mom, and business owner and this one pressure cooker has made my life so much easier. To view the pressure cooker that I use on Amazon click here. When I show you how I made this meal and how quick it was by using the pressure cooker you will want one!
Soaking the beans can result in a quicker cook time. I usually like to soak my beans for 1-2 hours if not over night before cooking them. Again sometimes we just don’t have the time or desire to cook a 2-3 hour meal. This one pot plant based white bean soup is my go to. On this day I went to the store and came home and decided to make it right then. That’s the beauty of this pressure cooker. Yes! I made beans that were un soaked in only 45 minutes! And they were as good as if they cooked for five hours.
First things first pick through the beans and rinse them off. I let them sit in water for a few minutes after rinsing them while I got my other ingredients ready. I love to prep all my ingredients first, and then grab them as I need them. It makes cooking a little less hectic. I first began by washing all of the vegetables. I chopped each vegetable up one by one after washing them. After prepping your vegetables set them aside.
Next, add the oil to a skillet. Sautée your onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Once that has finished turn off the heat. Begin to add all ingredients except the sausage into the pressure cooker.
Stir the ingredients up.
Close and lock the lid and be sure to close the pressure valve on the outside of the lid. Plug in the pressure cooker and turn it on. Press the power button, then press the beans/lentils button. Set the pressure cooker for 30 minutes. Once the pressure cooker has cooked for thirty minutes, slowly with a utensil open the pressure valve. Once all of the pressure has been released open the lid and stir. This will be a good time to taste test and add additional seasoning as desired. Once seasoned to your liking close and lock the lid. Close the pressure valve and press the cancel button. Now press power, beans/ lentils and change the time to 15 minutes.
While the beans are cooking add the remainder of oil to the same skillet you used to sauté your onion and garlic in. Warm the oil and add the vegan sausage. Add your seasoning and cook for 7-8 minutes while stirring the sausage. Set the sausage aside. Once the timer has gone off again on the pressure cooker slowly release the pressure valve using a utensil. In conclusion stir the bean soup and add your vegan sausage. Stir the soup some more. Let cool and serve!
This plant based white bean soup is quick, delicious, and very healthy for you!
- 1 lb bag of dry navy beans
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 packs Field Roast Italian vegan sausage
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 large carrots peeled and sliced or 5 small
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
- 12 cups vegetable broth abut 2 1/2 32oz boxes
- 3 cups baby spinach chopped about 3 handfuls
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash original seasoning
- 1 tsp accent seasoning
- 4 kale leaves chopped
Rinse and sort through beans. Take any bad or funny looking beans out. Set them aside.
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a skillet.
Add all ingredients to the pressure cooker except your sausage. Close the pressure valve. Push the beans/ lentils button.
Set the time for 20 minutes
When the pressure cooker buzzer goes off, use a utensil (can be a long handled spoon) and slowly release the pressure by opening the pressure valve.
At this time stir the beans soup and add additional seasoning if needed.
Again, close the pressure valve. Press the beans / lentils button and set the time for 15 minutes.
While the pressure cooking is going at this time you will want to cook your sausage. Slice and sauté your sausage for about 7-8 minutes in olive oil. You can season your sausage if you choose. I always do. Set aside once finished.
Once the time is up on the pressure cooker again slowly release the pressure and open the cooker. Pour in your sausage and stir gently and serve!
You can serve with cornbread or crackers of your choice.