Quick Black Bean Soup Recipe

Just in time for the Mexican festival celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we offer you a fabulous Mexican-style soup that features one of the healthiest foods you can eat: cholesterol-lowering, high-fiber, heart-healthy black beans.

This tasty vegan soup is so quick to make, you’ll have time to whip up some guacamole and tortilla chips to serve alongside. Add a pitcher of margaritas or sangria and you’ll have yourself a fiesta!

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 or 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 1-pound cans black beans, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups water

Optional toppings: Green onions, thinly sliced, soy yogurt, reduced-fat sour cream, or low-fat yogurt.

1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Saute the onions over moderate heat until translucent, 3 or 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until the onion is lightly golden, another 3 or 4 minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the toppings, along with the water, and bring to a simmer.

3. Mash some of the beans with a potato-masher, just enough to thicken the liquid base of the soup. Cover and simmer gently but steadily for 10 minutes.

4. Serve hot topped with one or two of the optional toppings.

Serves 6 to 8.

Adapted from Vegetarian Express, by Nava Atlas and Lillian Kayte (Little, Brown and company, 1995). Copyright (c) 1995 by Atlas and Kayte. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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