White Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Blancos)

by Erica Dinho on February 13, 2010

Don’t you just love soups that are simple and quick to make? Soups like this White Bean Soup, that are easy to prepare, nutritious and full of flavor, seem too good to be true :) It is always welcome in my home to be prepared when pressed for time. This white bean soup is delicious and comforting. Enjoy!



(4 Servings)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cans white beans, drained
  • 5 cups chicken, beef or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooked bacon for garnish


Heat the oil in a medium pot, add the onions and carrots, cook for 3 minutes, add the garlic and scallions and cook for 1 minute more.

Add the beans, stock, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for about 30 minutes over medium heat. Add the cilantro and cook for 5 minutes more.

Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the pot and bring to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and serve warm.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Baking is my Zen February 13, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I like this! Especially the ‘easy’ part. I will be trying this soon!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!


2 Sandra g February 13, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Erica this soup looks so good, can’t wait to try it, I think I’m going to use canary beans to make it! Yum!


3 Bo February 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Sounds delicious!


4 Erica February 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Thank you guys!


5 rebecca subbiah February 13, 2010 at 3:25 PM

oh wow great protein packed soup love it happy valentines girlie


6 my boyfriend cooks for me February 13, 2010 at 5:31 PM

This looks beautiful!


7 Lyndsey February 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Yes, I do love soups that are simple and quick to make, as long as they taste good! I’m making this one tonight! (I’m not kidding) I was wondering what to have for supper without going out to buy anything. This is perfect and I have everything I need, even the bacon! Thanks! I love you pics too!


8 Arlene February 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I want to make this soup this week. I’m assuming the white beans are cannellini? It looks delicious.


9 Erica February 13, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Arlene- Yes, they are!


10 Joy February 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM

What a great soup! I have a nice jar of white beans I will soak up and cook to make this!


11 Erica February 13, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting!


12 Karen February 13, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Oooh, I love that piece of bacon on there!


13 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best February 13, 2010 at 8:05 PM

This bean soup looks so healthy and delicious!


14 Michelle February 13, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Your soup such a gorgeous color and the bacon garish looks incredible!


15 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 13, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Erica, what a gorgeous soup and very simple to prepare too. I love keeping tins of beans in the pantry for things just like this! :D


16 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 14, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Yum… sounds like a delicious soup.


17 SKIP TO MALOU February 14, 2010 at 1:33 AM

You definitely can’t go wrong with easy to make soups such as you white bean soup… and that bacon, it adds the mmm goodness in a soup all the time!
Thank you for adding my site as one of the sites you follow. Im always thrilled when a blogger as big as you are do that! Thanks Mucho!



18 Simply Life February 14, 2010 at 7:20 AM

oh I love this recipe!


19 Erica February 14, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


20 grace February 14, 2010 at 8:22 AM

i do indeed love soups that are quick and simple, and even more so if they contain beans! this looks truly scrumptious. :)


21 norma February 14, 2010 at 9:08 AM

great soup…i am really enjoying your blog…I just started mine, please take a look. I pant to post once a week until I get better at it.


22 Kim February 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM

I’m getting ready to make a white bean and garlic soup and was planning on garshing mine with bacon too:D It looks delicious Erica.


23 Raje February 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Wonderful soup. Simple and Yumm!


24 Erica February 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site!


25 Oysterculture February 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

There is something so comforting about a big bowl of white bean soup. I like the sound of your version!


26 Chris February 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Simply flawless! What an amazing looking and easy sounding soup.


27 Zahavah February 15, 2010 at 6:24 PM

This looks like a great, easy soup and I love white beans! I can’t wait to try the recipe.


28 Erica February 17, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Thank you :)


29 Sonia November 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM

This is an excellent and easy to prepare soup. Thank you, I’ve made it many times now – my husband loves it!!


30 Maria January 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Erica, Thank you so much for this recipe.
I made this soup with fresh white frijoles because I had them.
And it was delicious!!!


31 Aimee August 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I made this soup. While it was cooking, it smelled soooo wonderful. It tasted even better.


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