Black Bean and Salsa Soup

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  • 20min

About this recipe: Black beans, salsa, vegetable stock and cumin are puréed into this delicious, low fat soup that is high in fibre. Serve with a dollop of soured cream or yoghurt and a sprinkling of spring onion.

Maryanne

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 2 (400g) tins black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 350ml (12 fl oz) vegetable stock
  • 225g (8 oz) tomato salsa dip
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons soured cream or plain yoghurt
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced

Method

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In an electric food processor or blender, combine beans, broth, salsa and cumin. Blend until fairly smooth.
  2. Heat the bean mixture in a saucepan over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  3. Ladle soup into 4 individual bowls, and top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of the soured cream and a sprinkling of green onion.

Tip:

Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried.

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Reviews (7)

schmerna
by
9

Something else. This is a fantastic recipe! Now know why there are so many glowing reviews. It's so easy (I was done, from start to finish in 15 minutes.) Now I can make the black bean soup that my husband loves so much right at home. Upon other reviewers suggestions, I saved one cupful of beans to add whole, I added 3 teaspoons lime juice, triple the cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic, freshly chopped coriander and 1/2 fresh green chilli. I also used the immersion blender and blended the soup right in the pot (talk about a great invention!). The soup came out perfect and tasted great with quesadillas. Next time, I'll probably saute some onions and add some sweetcorn for a different taste in the soup. Thanks very much for this recipe. - 24 Jul 2008

Jessie
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3

Used different ingredients. Add Sherry! I've used hundreds of Allrecipes and this is the first time I felt compelled to add a review. This is fantastic soup! I used extra cumin, splash of hot sauce, and added chopped coriander. I also added a splash of Sherry, as I know this is the secret ingredient in my favourite restaurant soup. Delectable! I planned to freeze the leftovers but we ate it all. - 24 Jul 2008

BMARIN
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2

Adding to all of the other great comments, I thought this was very delicious and very easy to make. In spite of the simple ingredients, it was very flavourful. I added some leftover cooked rice to this and it added a nice texture to it. It also freezes very well without effecting the taste or texture. I have already added this to my "must-make" soups list. - 24 Jul 2008

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