Adzuki Bean Soup Recipe

This nourishing adzuki bean soup recipe combines spicy heat and warming earthiness with adzuki beans, fresh herbs and garlic - a healthy family meal.

Serves 6


8 oz. adzuki beans

6 cups water

1 large onion, finely chopped

4 celery sticks, thinly sliced

2 tbsp. fresh garden herbs, finely chopped (chervil, parsley, chives, rosemary, opal basil) 1 large bay leaf

1 large clove elephant garlic, crushed

1 tsp. Jamaican allspice

3 cloves

2 tsp. salt

3 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper


Bring water to a boil in a deep pan. Add beans, onion, celery sticks, garden herbs, bay leaf, elephant garlic, allspice, cloves, salt and black pepper. Boil rapidly for 15 minutes until frothy. Remove froth with a spoon and discard.

Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours until smooth. Put in blender for a smoother soup. Serve red hot with poppy seed sourdough bread.

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