Summer Vegetable Bean Soup

Summer Vegetable Bean Soup

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This recipe is modified from The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard and John Douillard, DC.

Summer Vegetable Bean Soup


  • Zucchini – 1 cup, cubed
  • Cumin – 2 tsp. ground
  • Mild Chili Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Paprika – ¼ tsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp.
  • Coconut Oil – 3 tsp.
  • Onion – ½ cup, chopped
  • Cauliflower – 2 cups, florets
  • Jicama – 1 cup, peeled and cubed
  • Green pepper – ½ pepper, thinly sliced
  • Celery – 1 stalk, thinly sliced
  • Garlic – 2 medium cloves, minced
  • Mung Beans – 2/3 cup, picked through and rinsed
  • Short Grain Brown Rice – 1 1/3 cups, dry
  • Tomato Paste – 1 Tbs.
  • Snow Peas – 1 cup, cut into 1” pieces
  • White Vinegar – 2 Tbs.
  • Fresh Mint – 1 Tbs., minced
  • Black Pepper – ¼ tsp, freshly ground


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the zucchini, cumin, chili powder, paprika, half the salt and half the oil in a large bowl. Toss to coat the zucchini.
  2. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the zucchini in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet. Add the oinion, cauliflower, jicama, bell pepper, celery and garlic.
  5. Cook 4-5 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  6. Add the beans, rice, water, tomato paste, and remaining salt.
  7. Cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and cook 35-40 minutes, or until the rice and beans are almost tender.
  9. Add the snow peas and cook 5 more minutes.
  10. Add the vinegar, mint and black pepper,
  11. Stir in the zucchini and serve immediately.

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4 thoughts on “Summer Vegetable Bean Soup”

  1. The soup sounds great. Thank you. However I could not see how much water would be needed. Does the amount of water matter if it is a soup? Thanks.

    • Keini,

      There is not a specific amount of water needed. We recommend using as much as you prefer for the consistency you desire.


      LifeSpa Staff


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