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.
A handful of this and a pinch of that turned into this thick, chunky, tasty and filling meal.
It’s also packed with speed to help you improve those losses, so you can’t really go wrong with it can you?
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.
The Instant Pot
What can I say about the Instant Pot? It’s like a like a slow cooker/pressure cooker hybrid, and it’s probably one of our favourite, and most used kitchen gadgets.
If you’ve never heard of it you really should go and check it out over on Amazon. Imagine the best Slow Cooker in the world, then times that by a hundred. There’s not much that it can’t do!
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.
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?
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