Magical Minestrone

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

50 minutes


4 people


1/2 cup lentils or azuki beans
1 inch piece kombu or wakame
1 cup carrots or winter squash, cut into chunks
4 cups water


1.    Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, uncovered.

2.    Turn the heat down to low and cover.

3.    Cook until beans are soft. For lentils about 1 hour and beans 11/2 hours.


Add ginger, garlic or any of your favorite spices.

·        Soaking the beans ahead of Time reduces cooking Time to 50 minutes and enhances digestibility.