Adapted from recipe from Goya.
Makes eight 1-cup servings.
|One serving with dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt.|
Tiffany and I realize that we weren't consuming enough legumes in our diet these past few days. We've been doing excellent on the rice, vegetables, and fruits but lacking on legumes. So, it was time to make some Chipotle Black Bean Soup.
The basic difference between Goya's recipe and mine? Sssh... I didn't use Goya brand. Also used 2 chipotles instead of 1 because Tiffany and I like really spicy food. Goya recommends olive oil and I used coconut oil and I only had red onion on-hand, not yellow onion. Oh yeah! Almost forgot... I added the frozen corn and cocoa powder. Dunno whether you've ever added cocoa powder to a spicy dish (like chili). It does something magical to the pepper flavor!
- 3 cans (15.5 oz) black beans, divided
- 2 chipotles, plus 2 tsp sauce from 1 can Chipotle Chiles in Adobe Sauce
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 Tbsp organic 100% coconut oil
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 cup frozen yellow corn
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 3/4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup fat-free Greek style yogurt
- In bowl of blender, add 1 can of black beans, chipotles and broth. Puree until smooth, about 30 seconds; set aside.
- Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers; cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add reserved black bean puree, remaining black beans and cocoa powder; bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until soup thickens and flavors come together, about 10 minutes.
- Divide soup evenly among 8 serving bowls. Top with a dollop of yogurt.
|Sauteing onions and pepper in coconut oil.|
|Early stage of cooking before thickening.|
The verdict my friends? No, it's not as good as it looks. It's even better! :) Delicious, spicy and hearty. Hey! Look at the calories. (Gawd I love pointing that out!)
|Nutrition per serving (1 cup).|
Hi-dee hi-dee delicious & nutritious soup-ho my friends!