Spicy Tomato Soup with Beans

Beans and tomato sauce ... It used to be something a lot of people were freightened of by having to eat this in their youth. Since a few years, I've been loving more and more the taste and texture of beans. Besides that, it's a super good source of proteins, fibers, vitamins and iron. Seeing Justine Snacks making this recipe, I had to try it as well with Italian Tomato. It's so good you guys! 


  • 50ml cup olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 2 sprigs thyme, stems removed
  • 2 cm knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon white miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek, more if you like it spicy (if you don't have this; harissa is also fine)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Italian Tomato broth
  • 240g butter beans, drained and rinsed - or white beans, cannelinni beans, borlotti beans, chickpeas,...
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (if you don't have this: white wine vinegar is also good)
  • Serve with roasted toast with butter 
  • Optional: kale, spinach,.
  • Optional: take 2 egg yolks and marinate them in 50ml tamari or soy sauce. When served the soup, add the egg yolk to each of the bowls. 


Add the olive oil to a pan and place on medium heat. Add in the sliced onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the thyme and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes until the onion is soft and transluscent.

Add in the ginger and continue to stir and cook for another minute. Lower the heat.

In a separate cup, whisk together the miso paste, sambal oelek, honey and Italian Tomato until smooth.

Add the beans to the pan and stir. Pour in the spicy broth.

Add the rice vinegar and let this come to a gentle simmer for about 5 minutes.

Serve warm with crusty bread and sprinkle with some more olive oil, enjoy!

If using the egg yolks, check the tip underneat. 


Add a cured egg yolk to the recipe (see optional).
Begin by adding the egg yolks to the soy sauce. Use a spoon to cover them with a layer of soy sauce. Quickly "cure" these in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the recipe. This step is completely optional, feel free to omit if egg yolks aren't your thing!

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