About this recipe: You can't go wrong with this recipe. Serve this refreshing summer soup chilled with tortilla crisps and a dollop of yoghurt on top.
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.
Altered ingredient amounts. i added more beans, salt and spices to the original recipe. the soup is very tasty but its colour is not great. - 24 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. The recipe is a great base to build on. I used chicken stock instead of water to add some flavour. I drained the black beans and added a tin of chopped tomatoes and sweetcorn, and an abundance of fresh veggies (red onion, spring onion, peppers, coriander and celery) - 24 Jul 2008
Not a bad flavour, but a very thin soup. - 24 Jul 2008