Ahh. Black bean soup. Dig into a bowl of this satisfying soup.
My recipe uses canned black beans.
Why? Because I just don't have the time, patience, or inclination to cook dried black beans.
Don't be tempted to omit the lemon juice in the recipe. It adds that little zip of tangy flavor!
Black beans are a type of legume that is high in protein and fiber, and they have a delicious, nutty flavor.
Black bean soup is a traditional dish that is popular in Latin American countries. It is made with black beans, vegetables, and spices. Black bean soup is typically served with rice or tortillas.
Black beans are typically grown in warm climates. They are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.
No, black bean soup is typically made with vegetables only. However, you could add meat if you wanted to. Some common additions include chicken, beef, or pork. In doing so, to me, that would begin to resemble chili! (Without the heat, of course!)
Our photo shows the soup with a blob of sour cream in it. Yummy! Of course I'll also share with you how to make it — coming up!
salt* and pepper to taste, add a blob of sour cream for garnish
*IF you need to add salt, do so, BUT be careful NOT to over-salt as the bouillon has salt in it.
A little note here about beans. If you prefer to suffer from less gas—and who wouldn't?—consider rinsing the beans first as this takes away most of the gaseous effect of the beans. Just grab your sieve and rinse them under the kitchen faucet... how easy is that solution to gas?!
Make your own bread to serve with this delicious soup! Yes, you can make delicious great-tasting bread at home. We have two great sources: Anita and this beginner recipe based on Breadworld's beginner recipe... yummy!
It's really satisfying to bake your own bread and dip it in a hot bowl of black bean soup!
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