Sunday, May 12, 2013

Black Bean Soup

This soup only takes about 30 minutes to make and is a nice, filling, flavorful soup!  I adapted this recipe from the Cooking With Trader Joe's Cookbook.  I love this cookbook because each recipe has nutrition facts and most are under 400 calories per serving.  Most of the recipes are pretty quick to make as well. Hope you try it soon!

Black Bean Soup
(serves 4)

2 cans organic black beans
1 c. salsa of your choice (we like hot salsa)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of one lime
2 tsp ground cumin

1. Chop up onion and heat a dutch oven or large pot to medium heat. Saute onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent

2. Add minced garlic, cumin, black beans (with liquid), salsa, and lime and mix together.

3. Turn the heat up to high and bring the soup up to a boil.  When the soup begins boiling, put a lid on the pot and drop the heat down to low (to simmer).

4. Simmer the soup for 20 minutes.  If you want, serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.  Enjoy!! :)

Nutrition Facts:
(for 4 servings)

Calories: 280
Fat: 6.9g
Protein: 10.9g

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