Navy Bean and Shiitake Mushroom Soup

I threw together a bunch of immunity boosters in my InstaPot, crossed my fingers, and what I got was a delicious nutritious soup that I would recommend to anyone who wants to boost their immune system while enjoying the most savory delicious soup! I used the powerful medicinal shiitake mushroom for their amazing immunity powers and kombu seaweed for minerals and digestibility of beans.  I added salt afterwards because I grew up hearing that salting beans kept their skin tough, don't know if it's true or not, but I just add salt later on!  I served this with a nice crusty sourdough and arugula salad. Yum!

Course Soup


  • 1 bag navy beans dry (washed)
  • 1 C chopped tomatoes (can use crushed)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped leek
  • 4 chopped garlic
  • 1 bag frozen shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 C chopped kale
  • 1"x3" sheet rinsed kombu sea vegetable
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • turmeric to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • oregano to taste


  1. Throw everything in the InstaPot

  2. Cover

  3. Set on "Beans/Chili" (will take about 1/2 hr.)

  4. Done!