Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fiesta Black Bean Soup

Don't you just love it when you can make a one pot meal? Well, I do! So it seems to me that the simple flavor of a black bean soup is just that. I love to make a large pot and have enough left over so I can have it for lunch for a couple of days. This tasty vegan soup is so quick and easy. You will have plenty of time to prepair your favorite spicy guacamole or pico de gallo and tortilla chips. Serve alongside with a pitcher of organic margaritas and have yourself a fiesta!




Fiesta Black Bean Soup

1 small onions, finely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 cans 15 oz  black beans, drained
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2-3 celery ribs, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes in juice
2 Cups low sodium chicken broth

Coat bottom of a large stockpot with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.

Place one can of beans in blender; add half can of tomatoes, celery, jalapeno, sautéed onion mixture, red pepper flakes and cumin. Cover and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture back into stockpot.

Stir in other half of can tomatoes, chicken broth and remaining black beans. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with queso fresco and a little cilantro.Makes about 6 servings.

Note: You can also add a potato and/or corn to this soup and it is just as wonderful.

Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. this looks amazing! black beans have so much flavor!

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  2. Soup and margaritas...I'm there!

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  3. I love meals that are both easy and delicious. This looks and sounds like a great soup. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. I bet this is delish. Thanks to my children I've recently found out that I love soups and black beans so this is perfect.

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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  6. Sounds good to me, one pot meals are the bomb.

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  7. One pot meals rock! Yummy soup

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  8. YEAH! A new recipe! Woo-hoo!
    I am trying this like nobody's business.

    Organic margaritas? I would drink it even if I had a Raid infused cockroach dancing the samba on my twizzle stick.
    Well, maybe not a cockroach. But if it was a potato bug I might.

    Lovin this post woman!

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  9. Wow, keep those margaritas cold, I am coming to your house! This looks fantastic and so full of flavor. I can almost imagine a little pico de gallo on the side. So delicious.

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  10. What a hearty and delicious soup! Black beans have such great flavor. I love it.

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  11. Black bean soup is one of my favorites! Looks great :)

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  12. Yes! I do love a one pot meal with a love I usually reserve for chocolate. This one looks delish and vegan is a bonus. Looks like the perfect weeknight dinner!

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  13. A wonderful hearty and delicious soup!

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  14. I love black bean soup. I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  15. Just wrote black beans down on the grocery list before I ever knew about your blog, and here we are..I willed this blog to me. its very nice btw

    Thanks!

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  16. Sounds absolutely fabulous!!

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  17. Great soup idea for the cooling weather down under.

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  19. My mouth is watering...this is one of my absolute favorites! Sit me in a corner with this delicious soup, some fresh tortilla chips and salsa, that organic margarita..then forget about it, just try to move me! I'm so glad you shared this recipe, I can't wait to try it. Love your blog Diana!

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  20. I buy canned black beans at Costco, so I have a ton on hand and am always looking for new recipes. This soup looks delicious and now all of a sudden I'm craving a margarita! :)

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