This comforting soup is full of vegetables and spices to perk up the flavor and warm the senses. It is not overly spicy and can be made more so by adding crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce for individual servings.
Keyword spicy black bean soup
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Servings 5cups soup
Author Toni Dash
1large Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped
4medium Garlic Cloves, peeled and chopped
2large Celery Stalks, scrubbed and chopped
1large Carrot, ends removed, scrubbed and chopped
1small Jalapeno Chile Pepper(2 inches long), stem removed and chopped
1 15-ouncecans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
4cupsLow Sodium Vegetable Broth(chicken broth also may be substituted though it won't be a vegan soup)
1tablespoonApple Cider Vinegar
1tablespoonAdobo Sauce(can be taken from a can of Chipotle en Adobo)
Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
1medium Jalapeno Pepper, stem removed and finely diced
Garnish suggestions: crushed tortilla chips, diced red pepper, red pepper flakes, torn cilantro leaves, sour cream
In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot and chopped jalapeno. Sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
Add the beans, vegetable stock, and cumin to the Dutch oven and stir to combine. Allow to come to a simmer, then lower the heat to Low and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the apple cider vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, and adobo sauce. For a chunkier texture: use an immersion blender to blend the soup in the pot to desired texture. _For smoother soup: add the soup into a blender in batches and puree to desired texture (also some may be pureed and some not to have a combined texture)._ Return the soup to the Dutch oven is passing it through the blender.
Salt and pepper to taste before serving. The second diced jalapeno pepper may be added to the bottom of the serving bowls for additional texture and heat, or used as a garnish. Optional garnish (any or a combination): crushed tortilla chips, diced red pepper, red pepper flakes, torn cilantro leaves, sour cream