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Black Bean Soup With Guacamole And Chips

January 20, 2013

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Are you looking for a low-fat black bean soup recipe that will warm you up in 30 minutes? Well, here it is! The ingredients below are typically in my pantry so this soup comes together quickly. This south of the border family favorite has a rich,  creamy texture and delivers a bit of a zing. Combine this with a simple guacamole and home-made chips (for a heartier meal, make quesadillas) and you’ll have yourself a fiesta in no time.

Black Bean Soup

Serves 4-6

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 celery stalks, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed /6 cups

4 cups chicken stock, low sodium

1 (16 ounce) jar classic salsa/ or 1 1/2 cups

For garnish: sour cream, radishes, chives, cilantro

In a large pot over medium heat add oil, celery and onion. Cook til translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add cumin, rinsed black beans, chicken stock and salsa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer soup to blender and puree til smooth. For desired consistency, you may need to add additional broth. Return soup to stove top and heat til ready to serve. Check seasonings for salt and pepper. Garnish with sour cream, radishes, chives and cilantro.

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Guacamole with Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips    (adapted from Food Network/ Marcela Valladolid)

Chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice tortilla into 1/8’s.  Arrange on baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes til lightly golden and crispy.

Guacamole

4-6 servings

3 avocados, firm, ripe, halved, pitted

1/3 cup white onion, minced

3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 medium lime, squeezed

Salt and pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, mash avocado, lightly mix onion, cilantro and lime juice.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2013 9:52 am

    Another great recipe Tina, and this post is perfectly timed, You are correct, I do have all the ingredients in my pantry and with the wind chill below zero today I was hoping to avoid a trip to the store! This will be our dinner tonight. LOVE your blog!

    • shreddedsprout permalink
      January 21, 2013 3:19 pm

      Thanks Jeri. Enjoy the soup in this below zero weather!!

  2. Barb Hannagan permalink
    January 21, 2013 6:21 pm

    Even here in warm Tucson this soup is delicous!! I especially appreciate the Guac recipe as I can never seem to get this right. Don’t miss the below zero…come visit! Barb

    • shreddedsprout permalink
      January 21, 2013 7:36 pm

      Thanks Barb!! Very tempting to get on a plane south. Enjoy!

      • margarita permalink
        January 22, 2013 3:51 pm

        Love this! So thrilled I have all the ingredients on hand. Gracias!
        Margarita

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