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Easy and quick shrimp and bean soup

Mediterranean Beans and Shrimp

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beans and shrimp, beans recipe, summer reciepe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Mama the Passionate Gardener
A quick and easy recipe with simple ingredients, yet very filling and falvorful. It is a great dish for a summer lunch or dinner.
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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 cup grated carrots.
  • 1 tbsp red pepper paste
  • 2 lb shrimp, deveined.
  • 16 oz white beans, precooked.
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil.
  • 1 small lemon, zest and juice
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Preheat the oil in a soup pot, then saute the garlic and the carrots for one minute.
  • Add in the shrimp and continue sauteing for a minute.
  • Incorporate the beans and the pepper paste. Give it a quick stir to coat.
  • Season with salt, pepper, paprika, lemon zest, juice, and herbs. Give it a quick stir.
  • For a soup, add enough hot water then bring to a boil before reducing to simmer. It will be ready in about 20 minutes.
  • For a topping, add a cup of water then let simmer for ten minutes or unti the beans are soft.


  • You can hot pepper if you prefer spicy soups. 
  • Use diced tomatoes to replace the pepper paste.
  • Substitute tomato paste for the pepper paste. 


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g