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If you know me at all, you know that I have an unusual fondness for dietary fiber, which is why I was extremely excited to make this soup. This recipe is a delicious and very simple way boost your dietary fiber intake. And we all know why we need fiber, right?

As a reminder, fiber…

  • Cleans your colon like a scrub brush
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Keeps things moving in your intestines
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Helps you to maintain a healthy weight

Enjoy! Your colon will thank you.

Suggested garnishes: chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, freshly diced peppers, tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, low-fat sour cream, pepper jack cheese

*Nutrition Facts calculated without the addition of garnishes. Recipe adapted from this recipe.

Easy Black Bean Soup

Directions:

  1. In a large stock pot, saute onion and garlic with olive oil on medium heat until fragrant and slightly browned.
  2. Add the peppers and carrots and cook until slightly tender (about 5-7 minutes).
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, beans and either water or vegetable stock and spices/seasonings.
  4. Turn up heat to medium/high and allow soup to come to full boil.
  5. Reduce heat and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes until all ingredients and flavors have blended together.
  6. You may need to add a little bit more water or broth depending on your consistency preference. For a smoother consistency, use an immersion hand mixer to puree the soup. You can also puree some of the cooked black beans before adding them to the pot. Serve with some tasty garnishes.

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  1. Mmm, this looks like my kind of soup! It looks delicious and I love all those spices, especially the cumin. And I love that you used dry beans – it’s so much cheaper than canned too!

  2. Just coming home from Buying balck beans and everything else… What happens, if I soak them just until this evening?

  3. Black beans, not balck beans. :-)

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