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7-Bean Vegetarian Soup, prepared and served in a bowl
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1 cup

7-Bean Vegetarian Soup (Pressure Cooker)


A soup for bean lovers!



  • ½ cup navy beans, dry
  • ½ cup black beans, dry
  • ¼ cup pinto beans, dry
  • ¼ cup kidney beans, dry
  • ¼ cup black-eyed peas, dry
  • ¼ cup red lentils, dry
  • ¼ cup green lentils, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1½ cups, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon thyme, dry
  • ½ teaspoon sage, dry
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup kale, chopped


Turn the pressure cooker to sauté function. Add oil and heat until the oil shimmers. Rinse then prepare vegetables as directed. Sauté carrots, celery, onion and garlic until softened and translucent. Add remaining ingredients except kale and cover with the lid seal to lock. Press the manual pressure cook button and set the timer to 20 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 to 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure and remove cover. Add kale and cook for five more minutes. Then remove the bay leaves and serve.

Dietary and Nutrition


Pulses contain little to no total fat, saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, and they are high in soluble fiber that reduces blood cholesterol levels. As a result, incorporating pulses into the diet can contribute to reduced blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

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A Pocket Guide to Preparing Pulse Foods (FN2068 November 2022)

Pulses are a type of legume, which are seeds that grow in their pods. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses, including dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas.

Now You're Cookin': Beans! (FN1485, Reviewed August 2021)

If you’re looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, look no further. Consider adding more beans to your menu. They’re convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.