Hearty Vegetable + Mixed Bean Stew - FoodByMaria Recipes

Vegan Comfort Food

Hearty Vegetable + Mixed Bean Stew


20 minutes


40 minutes



Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of stew? Especially in the cold winter months. Stew is definitely the ultimate comfort food and it can be so easy and tasty to make.

This recipe I made with Bob’s Red Mill mixed bean soup mix. This soup mix makes this meal even easier to make! It has 13 different kinds of beans in it which means it’s packed with protein (12g per serving) and with beans comes fiber, plus your daily value of iron! What I love the most about using this mix is that it’s easy but you can also allow for culinary creativity, and the ability to add your own magic to the recipe with spices.

I’ve thrown in a few green beans to this recipe to make it super jammed with healthy goodness. The green beans are seriously a magical veg. They help with the following:

  • Reduce heart diseases
  • Prevent colon cancer
  • Controls diabetes
  • Boosts your immunity
  • Are great for your eyes
  • Treats gastrointestinal issues
  • Great for pre-natal care because of the folic acid

This stew will be one I’m sure you’ll add to your bookmarks to make again and again because it’s super easy and packed with nutrients. I think you’ll also love this soup because it is:

  • Hearty
  • Vegan
  • Easy
  • Filled with nutrients
  • Great for digestion
  • Seasonal
  • Perfect for meal prep (PS I have a meal prep guide coming out soon, stay tuned)

This recipe requires the freshest of ingredients and will surely help you feel better during these last few weeks of that cold, dreary winter. For me, there is nothing better than a warm soup to help bring me out of my seasonal depression funk.

Want another hearty vegetable soup? Try my amazing Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings!

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Hearty Vegetable + Mixed Bean Soup

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


We’re slowly approaching Green Bean season and what better way to incorporate this gorgeous veg into your diet than with a Hearty Stew, filled with other beans that are filled with nutrients and antioxidants.  You can enjoy this dish two ways.  As a soup (just add more water) with gorgeous garlic toast and fresh garnish.  You could also switch things up as serve it on a bed of barley, bulgur or quinoa! Dolloped with some Cashew Cream and fresh herbs! Either option is delicious and sure to please the whole family.



2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 large sweet white onion, finely chopped

2 carrots, cubed

2 celery stalk, cubed

5 gloves garlic, finely chopped

1 heaped tbsp. better than bouillon vegetable stock

season to taste

1/4 tsp. chilli flakes

3 cups green beans, halved and trimmed

3 cups zucchini, cut into cubes

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Mixed Bean Soup Mix

68 cups of water, boiled, depending on the consistency you’d like to achieve

4 cups spinach, fresh

garnish with parsley and a dash of lime juice


Into a large pot add your olive oil and heat on medium for around 1 minute.

Add your onion and cook for around 5 minutes or until translucent and fragrant.  Make sure to continue stirring to avoid burning. Now add your carrots, celery and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.

In the mean time, prepare your beans by trimming and halving.

Now add your vegetable stock, seasoning and chilli flakes.  Give that a good stir then add your green beans and cook on medium heat with lid on for 5 minutes, just to soften them up.  Remove lid and add zucchini.  Cook for a few more minutes before adding your soup mix and boiled water.  Bring the heat to high and bright mixture to a boil, then simmer on low for 20 minutes or until your soup mix is cooked and soft to the bite. Before serving add your spinach and stir it in.

Serve with fresh parsley and a fresh dash of lime juice!


Will last in fridge for up to 4 days in a tight sealed container.

Rinse and strain your soup mix before adding to the pot.

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Ani Jensen

All the soup recipes I tried from Maria were so easy and just delicious. Nourishing for my body and soul 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Ani!

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