Meatless Mondays: Ginger and Onion Whole Grains and Beans Soup

by Sarah House in Featured Articles, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

This soup has a nice spring feel to it with green onions and ginger. It is a light, yet flavorful soup- perfect to keep you warm on those chilly Spring nights. Using our Whole Grains and Beans Soup Mix as a base, this soup is a meal unto itself, though feel free to pair with crusty bread.

Ginger and Onion Whole Grains and Beans Soup

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup chopped Yellow Onion
  • 2 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp minced fresh Ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup sliced Carrot
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced Mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Whole Grains & Beans Soup Mix
  • 8 cups Vegetable Broth
  • Salt to taste
  • 7 Green Onions, cut into 3-inch strips


Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add yellow onions and saute until softened, about 2 minutes.

Add garlic, fresh ginger and carrots and cook until carrots are just soft, about 5 minutes. Then, add mushrooms and cook until they begin to release their juices, about 4 minutes.

Add the red pepper flakes (and ground ginger if using instead of fresh) and cook for a few seconds. Then add the whole grains and beans soup mix and vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 1-1/2 hours, until the beans are soft and the grains are toothsome. Season to taste with salt.

About 5 minutes before serving add the green onions to the soup. They will soften just slightly but remain bright green.

Serves 8

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6 Responses to “Meatless Mondays: Ginger and Onion Whole Grains and Beans Soup”

  1. Hi June,

    Our Whole Grains and Beans Soup Mix contains gluten grains – Triticale, Rye, Wheat, Barley and Kamut. For a gluten free alternative, try this recipe with our 13 Bean Soup Mix.

  2. sorry to leave a comment on this page for another posting but i’m having trouble entering the give-away since the “leave a reply” window does not appear. can you help?


    • Charlotte,

      We’re so sorry to hear that. No, you should not need to soak the beans first. I’m thinking it’s possible your bag of soup mix might be a bit old. Please give us a call at 800-349-2173 so we can make it right.

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