Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup | Slimming World

I’m a firm believer that sometimes the best meals are the ones that you just throw together. This Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup is one of those recipes.
Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

A handful of this and a pinch of that turned into this thick, chunky, tasty and filling meal.

Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

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Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

With some simple changed this can also be a hearty, vegetarian soup.

I used some chopped bacon, and some sliced sausage in mine, but you can easily omit those if you don’t eat meat or if you just don’t fancy it.

What seasoning should you use for this Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup?

As this recipe is for a Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup you’ll need a good Cajun seasoning. There are many different ones out there, but not all of them are syn free, so double check on the Slimming World app or check the ingredients.

Lots of seasonings and rubs contain an awful lot of sugar, so it’s always a good idea to check for hidden syns. Schwartz Perfect Shake Cajun, Tesco Cajun Seasoning and JD Seasonings Cajun Spice Blend are all syn free, while others can be 1 – 1.5 syns per tbsp.

As always, I use Cirio Chopped Tomatoes. Why? Because I think they are they the best quality.

Not watery at all, and they have that rich, Italian tomato flavour that you can’t beat.

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Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

It’s a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, which means you can cook recipes like this Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup in about 30 minutes.

Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

Remember the pressure cookers of old that would splutter and rock, and make all sorts of scary noises? None of that with the Instant Pot. Just set the time, close the lid and let it do it’s thing. It even keeps your food warm once it’s finished cooking! How good is that?

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for thisSyn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup recipe.

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Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

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Syn Free Cajun Red Bean, Chick Pea and Tomato Soup

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servings 5 minutes 4 hours



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174kcal 1

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  1. If you're using an Instant Pot, set it to sauté, spray with some Frylight and cook the onions, spring onions, garlic and bacon until they start to brown slightly
  2. If you're not using an Instant Pot sauté the onions, spring onions, garlic and bacon in a pan
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (apart from the beans, chick peas, black pepper and sausage, if you're using it) and stir well
  4. Bring to the boil, the turn the Instant Pot to Slow Cook on medium for 3 hours. If you're not using an Instant Pot transfer the contents of the pan to the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours
  5. After 3 hours add the kidney beans, chick peas and sausage. Taste and add some black pepper to taste. You can also add a little more Cajun seasoning if you need to
  6. Cook for another hour or so, remove the bay leaf then serve

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  1. I made this last night &left it in my slow cooker all for about 8 hours. Had it for my lunch today It was super tasty & filling, loads left which I’ve frozen for work lunches!

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