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My Mom’s Red Kidney Bean Soup with Baked Pita Chips


Before I start with the next wave of holiday festivities,  I have to think a little about my eating habits.  I need to save up some of my pigging out between Christmas and New Year.  This soup is just the perfect choice for the season.  It’s super simple, healthy and super tasty… oh not to forget a kid pleas-er.  My 5 year old daughter had two full soup bowls.  I think the pita chips made it fun for her, but happy that she got some nutrition at the same time.


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  • Tes

    Your red kidney bean soup sounds so comforting and delicious. It’s so perfect with the baked pita chips. Very healthy and yummy.

  • http://www.oilandbutter.com Rich

    Yeah, that looks just about perfect for a mid-December meal. Perfect enough that I may have to make some for me and the fiancee tonight …

  • http://www.orangeblossomwater.net Dimah

    Fantastic dish, healthy and yummy!

  • Taaduh

    This sounds like real comfort food, and easy to make too!

  • http://echocorango.blogspot.com/ Talita

    Sounds delicious! Even more with pita!

  • http://www.gourmetgadgetgal.blogspot.com Gourmet Gadget Gal

    This looks very healthy and I’ll have to figure out where to find red pepper paste. That is an ingredient I am not familiar with!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Pepper paste is more middle eastern that is a simpler version of a harissa… all it is condensed version of boiled red chilis that are cooked so much that they get the same consistency of a tomato paste. There are some online grocers that sell them from mild to hot chili pepper paste depending on heat preference. Also, here is a link for a recipe for pepper paste. http://www.thearmeniankitchen.com/2009/11/how-to-make-red-pepper-paste-long.html

    Thanks for your note!

  • http://twitter.com/riceandwheat angi c

    I love the simplicity of this soup, perfect for the chilly weather. Oh, but I think you left off beans in the ingredients list?

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks so much for the catch… I think I might have accidentally delete it from the list. I did update to show it now.

  • Amy Bakes Everything

    That sounds just divine, especially right before a large calorie fest!

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    I don’t believe I’ve every used kidney bean sin soup!! What’s the matter with me? THis looks delicious!

  • http://frombatoparis.blogspot.com Frombuenosairestoparis

    Could I hace three bowls, please? with lots of pita !!! well, I will gain some calories, but who notices in winter? ;D

  • http://twitter.com/cheftom Thomas Andrew

    Had to save this recipe. It looks and sounds delish!

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/ torviewtoronto

    looks like a wonderful soup for a cold evening like today

  • http://www.noorishme.blogspot.com LaToya S.

    Ooooh, red kidney bean soup sounds good. I love “bean” soups. Last winter I made a black bean soup almost everyday! Looks yummy

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    Aren’t soups the perfect meal during these holiday months? They allow your body to recover from all that feasting! This soup looks flavorful and simple. I’m glad that it passed the kid test too! I’m about to go back home to cook for my niece and nephew. Thank you for sharing with me, week after week. Sending love and good thoughts your way!

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa

    Yumm this sounds so substantial and flavorful. 🙂

  • Chef Chuck

    Your mom can cook!! I love bean soup! Merry Christmas!

  • tasteofbeirut.com

    I like this soup a lot especially with the pita chips!

  • Anonymous

    This is beautiful, Adelina. I just wish it would materialize in front on me right now. We’re having a blizzard in NY and i can’t think of anything better to eat. Love the pita chips too!

  • http://www.blackbookkitchendiaries.wordpress.com Blackbookkitchendiaries

    you had me at pita chips!! this soup sounds amazing:)thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Single Mom Marine

    I love this recipe so easy & yummy perfect for this weather. Thank you Adelina :}

  • Derek

    My Beans won’t soften, I soaked them for 4 days changing the water constantly and they are still crunchy.

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Hi Derek, thanks for your email. I apologize for not providing that detail in my recipe. Using dried beans in the recipe will require to also cook the beans after soaking them overnight. I found this helpful link that is a video of how to prepare dried beans http://www.vegancoach.com/how-to-cook-beans.html also a cooking chart at http://weblife.org/beanchart.html



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