Detoxifying Adzuki Bean Soup Recipe

Summer is almost here! To make sure you look your best from outside, you have to help your body clean itself from inside. Here is one of my favorite recipes that will help get rid of the toxins that we normally accumulate during the cold seasons:
Adzuki Bean Soup
Detoxifying Adzuki Bean Soup

2 cups Adzuki beans, soaked in water overnight
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock in water
sea salt
freshly ground white pepper
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Drain the beans, place the beans, along with 5 cups of cold water in a large heavy bottom pot and bring to a boil. Cook 1 hour or until tender. Drain beans and set aside. In a stockpot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, cumin, turmeric and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute. Add the beans, stock and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer an additional 25 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.

This recipe is from my book “The Ciminelli Solution, A 7 Day Plan For Radiant Skin” where you’ll find many other healthy recipes.

Categories: Nutrition,Recipes,Tips
Published on May 19, 2010 by Susan Ciminelli


  1. when do you add the cilantro and lime juice? right at the end? you don’t cook with the cilantro and lime juice? thank you

    Comment by anna chapman — March 9, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  2. yes, right at the end. All fresh herbs should be added at the end right before serving, and dried herbs can be added during cooking when called for in a recipe. In the adzuki bean soup recipe, only fresh cilantro is added and again, that is right at the end. I also add fresh lime juice and lime rind at the end as well. It brightens up the soup.

    Comment by Susan Ciminelli — March 17, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

  3. I put lime juice and cilantro right before serving. oxo

    Comment by Susan Ciminelli — March 18, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

  4. I Love this recipe!!!! When I sauted the onions,celery and carrots I added crushed red peppers also!! Yummy

    Comment by Gina York — May 11, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

  5. Hi Gina, that is great. Sometime I put jalepanos in as well. Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin C so that your capillaries don’t burst. Also, eating more broccoli, spinach, and other greens will help protect your vascular system as well. 😉

    Comment by Susan Ciminelli — May 12, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

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    Comment by Manuela Brosco — June 25, 2012 @ 6:21 am

  7. Hello,

    Is this recipe for 1 person?


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