Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

* 3 TBS olive oil
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 TBS ground cumin
* 2-3 cloves garlic
* 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans black beans
* 2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups vegetable broth
* salt and pepper
* 1 small red onion, chopped fine
* 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped or finely chopped (whatever you prefer)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

1. Saute onion in olive oil.
2. When onion becomes translucent, add cumin.
3. Cook 30 seconds, then add garlic and cook for another 30 to 60 seconds.
4. Add 1 can black beans and 2 cups vegetable broth.
5. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
6. Turn off heat.
7. Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients in the pot, or transfer to a blender.
8. Add the second can of beans to the pot along with blended ingredients and bring to a simmer.
9. Serve soup with bowls of red onion and cilantro for garnish.
10. I add a bit of cilantro to the pot, too.
11. Can be doubled or frozen.

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