Looking for a tasty, health-conscious recipe to enjoy this year? Check out this black bean soup recipe.
Nutrition and Vitamins: Iron, Potassium (15% daily value), Vitamin C (15% daily value), and Folate (22% daily value)
Black Bean Soup – approx. 4 servings
1 tbsp canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cans (15 oz) of black beans, rinsed
3 cups of water
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp lime juice
4 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook about 2-3 minutes, stirring often until the onion begins to soften. Add chili powder and cumin. Stir for 1 more minute. Then add beans, water, salsa and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove soup from the heat and stir in lime juice.
Next, transfer half of the soup to a blender and puree, (Please remember use caution when pureeing hot liquids). Stir the puree back into the saucepan.
Add optional garnish of sour cream and cilantro and enjoy!
If you’d like to read our other “Fresh Start” posts they are listed below:
Fresh Start: New Year’s Resolutions
Fresh Start: Food for the Mind
Fresh Start: “Making a Change”, Interview with Turning Leaf Acupuncture
Fresh Start: Care for Your Body
Fresh Start: Salsa-Braised Kale Recipe
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