Bowls of butter bean soup, ready for serving

Spicy butter bean soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Feed four for just £2 with our thrifty bean soup recipe, flavoured with fresh ginger and paprika. Use cannellini or borlotti beans instead, if you prefer


Enjoy this spicy butter bean soup, then check out our classic butter bean soup, three bean soup, white bean soup, winter pistou soup and more warming soup recipes.



  • onions 2, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • ginger a small chunk, grated
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • carrots 2, grated
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • paprika 1 tsp
  • vegetable stock 750ml
  • butter beans 2 x 400g tins


  • Step 1

    Cook the onions, garlic and ginger gently in the oil until softened. Add the carrot and spices and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the vegetable stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the butter beans and cook for 10 minutes more. Ladle half the soup into a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth. Pour back into the pan and gently reheat before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 174
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Carbs 25.2g
  • Fibre 11.1g
  • Protein 9.3g
  • Salt 1.8g