Bean Soup with Walnuts

Bean Soup with Walnuts

This warming and hearty white bean soup made with walnuts is packed with nutrients and helps survive long Russian winters. This tasty soup is also a good source plant protein.

Ingredients (serves 6)
500 g (=2.5 cups) white beans
2 onions
100 g (=3.5 oz) walnuts
1 tbsp flour
75-100 g (=3-3.5 oz) butter
salt, thyme, coriander


  1. Soak beans in cold water for about 10-12 hours. Drain, add fresh cold water, bring to boil and simmer for about one and a half hours on low heat. Season with salt only after the beans are ready!
  2. Mash approximately one cup of cooked beans in a bowl until smooth. Put mashed beans back into the pan.
  3. Peel and finely chop the onions.
  4. Melt butter in a pan, sauté onions until translucent and stir in flour.
  5. Crush walnuts in a mortar. Season to taste with thyme and/or coriander.
  6. Add onions and walnuts to the beans. Simmer the soup for another 10 minutes.

Serve with roasted or toasted baguette slices.

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