black bean soup

Quick Black Bean Soup

I have always loved black bean soup and most of the time I get it out, but every so often I like to make this quick recipe. Of course, it’s not exactly the same, but it’s still very tasty, very filling and also very healthy (lots of protein and fiber). I like my black bean soup really thick, but if you don’t then just add a cup or so of water/veggie stock/chicken stock. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (I recommend saving a little for garnish)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed (or more cloves if you love garlic like I do)
  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped OR 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Chop onions and mince/press garlic
  2. Saute onions, garlic, salt, pepper & spices in olive oil over low-medium heat until onions are tender
  3. Add black beans and tomato to the pot, cover, and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro and/or chopped onion
  5. Enjoy!

(unfortunately, I didn’t have any fresh cilantro, but the chopped onion is great too)

p.s. In general, forgive me if I don’t give enough specifics with my recipes. I am just so big on not following recipes EXACTLY (except when it comes to baking) that I know I probably leave some key info out at times. Please ask away if anything is unclear! :)