Three bean soup - a quick family-friendly dinner
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, cut into small cubes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (15 ounces) stewed tomatoes. You can replace them with chopped canned or fresh tomatoes.
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock or water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups of washed fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Chopped parsley or chives
  1. Sauté the onions, garlic, carrot and cumin in olive oil a heavy-bottomed pot, until the vegetables are soft and aromatic, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the next 6 ingredients, bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. If desired, mash the soup slightly using the potato masher.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or chives.
  5. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.
  6. Enjoy!
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