Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cinco de mayo Black bean soup

I was supposed to post this yesterday in honor of Cinco de Mayo, however, too much frivolity got in the way....

Black Bean Soup:

I like this soup as a light dinner.

2 cans of black beans 
1/2 red onion 
1 crushed garlic clove 
2 cups chocked or veggie broth 
Fresh cilantro 
1 tablespoon Olive oil 
Shredded cheese 
Plain yogurt 
Tortilla chips 

Place oil in a pot. Add chopped onion and garlic. Sautée for a few minutes. Add cans of black beans, straining liquid first. Add broth. Once the soup comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Spoon the soup into soup bowl and squeeze 1/2 lime into each. Top with a dollop of plain yogurt (or sour cream) And shredded cheese. This soup was created with my kids in mind, but if you prefer things spicy, add cayenne pepper or a poblano pepper while cooking. You can even get really crazy and substitute beer for the broth. 

Serve with tortilla chips on the side. It's a dense soup - great for dipping tortillas into!


  1. Tasty looking soup!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Looks tasty, thansk for sharing on Happy Family Times :-)

  3. Delicious and healthy, too! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up! I can't wait to try this!


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