Aduki Bean Soup



4oz Aduki beans soaked overnight

4oz Split red lentils

1 pint of water

3 sticks of celery chopped

1 large onion chopped

1 garlic clove crushed

1 green pepper finely chopped

1 red pepper finely chopped

6oz mushrooms chopped

1 pint of vegetable stock

a handful of fresh basil leaves


In a large saucepan bring water to boil, add pre soaked beans and boil rapidly for 10 minutes.

Add lentils and simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes

Add all other ingredients except for basil, season with black pepper and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and tear basil leaves and sprinkle for serving.

Serve with wholemeal or rye bread for lunch or dinner.








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