250 gwhite beans (any type of small or medium size)
½tspsweet paprikaor smoker
Salt and pepper
Vegan white bean soup
Soak the beans from the night before.
Finely chop the onion and celery, grate the tomato, cut the carrot into slices and put them together with all the other ingredients in a medium saucepan. Add water almost until it is full and simmer for an hour or until the beans are soft.
Serve hot, plain, with lemon or olive oil. Serve with fresh bread, toasted garlic bread, olives or sun-dried tomatoes.
We can enrich the soup by adding:
½ tsp turmeric powder it's antioxidant and gives a nice yellow color)
3 Tbsp peppers chopped (red and/or green)
4 sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
1 whole potato (it turns out very tasty and gives density to the soup)
½ tsp chili flakes, ¼ tsp ground dried cayenne pepper or 4 drops of tabasco for a more spicy result