Black Bean Soup

With the string of cold days we are having this week, it seemed like a good time to share a delicious and simple soup recipe to keep you and your family warm.

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Ingredients Optional Ingredients
·         2-3 Tablespoons of Oil or Butter ·         Sour Cream – Garnish
·         1 Yellow Onion ·         Cilantro – Garnish
·         2-3 Cloves of Garlic ·         Yams – Add alongside or substitute the carrots
·         2 Carrots
·         1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
·         1 Tablespoon of Cumin
·         Salt and Pepper
·         2 Cans Black Beans
·         2 Cups of Vegetable Broth or Water
·         2 Teaspoons of Lime Juice
  1. Dice the garlic and onion, then thinly slice the carrots
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium heat add your butter or oil. Once the pan is hot, add your onions and stir until softened (about 5 minutes)
  3. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, and cumin – cooking for another minute
  4. Add the beans, vegetable broth, carrots, and some salt and pepper (you can always add more, so season lightly until the soup is almost done). Reduce to medium low heat and cook until the carrots are cooked through – about 20 minutes
  5. Carefully blend up the soup, either with a hand blender or by carefully adding it to a blender or food processor. This step is optional but the more it’s blended, the creamier and smoother the soup becomes
  6. Stir in the lime juice and add any of the other spices, like more salt and pepper, to taste


Once your soup is complete, you can garnish with a dollop of sour cream and some cilantro. Don’t forget to serve it with a nice crusty bread with a soft interior, like Cuban bread or a French baguette. Bon appétit!

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