BLACK BEAN SOUP

BLACK BEAN SOUP
I tasted black bean soup at Panera Breads recently and simply loved its silky taste. Ever since, I have been making black bean soups the same way. Sometimes I add some chopped red bell peppers to the soup for additional flavor. They add good taste to this soup.

INGREDIENTS:
Black beans soaked overnight, 1 cup.
Red onion, large, 1.
Garlic, 2 cloves.
Chicken broth or vegetable broth or water, 4 cups.
Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon.
Dried parsley and chives, ¼ teaspoon.
Salt and pepper as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Wash the black beans well and cook the beans until they are tender and let them cool. I used a pressure cooker to cook the beans for up to 5 whistles. Put half of the beans in a blender and blend it into a smooth paste. Dice the onion finely and crush the garlic coarsely. Heat a pot with some olive oil. Add the chopped onion and garlic when the oil is hot enough and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn soft. Add 4 cups of water or broth, the cooked beans along with the pureed beans, seasonings, dried herbs, salt and pepper and mix everything well. Cook closed under medium flame for 10 minutes until the soup thickens and ladle hot soups into serving bowls and enjoy.

22 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice....yummy soup. and new to me.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, healthy soup good to have it during spring... Congrats on your award...

Uma said...

looks lovely Gita! refreshing soup! Congrats on the award..

Adlak's tiny world said...

its difrnt and yummy soup... congrats for the award ha ha ha me too passed u the same. have a double joy.

Pooja said...

Thanks for accepting it gita..Yummy soup..very different recipe..

Ann said...

Havent tried one with black bean yet..looks rich and yummy..
congrats on the award !!

Sujatha said...

Very healthy soup.. looks yummy!

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, I love black bean soup... Yours looks so beautiful and cozy, especially with the toast tucked alongside!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy soup dear...congrats on ur award

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow comforting and yum. Congrats on the award.

Geanina Codita said...

Thanks for the pictures are superb. So long and do not forget you are welcome anytime on geaninacodita.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Wow thats a delicious and comforting soup Gita...will try this soon! Congrats on ur award dear:)

Yasmeen said...

Delicious soup and bread,life is good:)

Cham said...

Very filling and tasty soup Gita!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very healthy soup dear. Learning a lot from u. Congrats on ur award . keep rocking.

AnuSriram said...

Me too a fan of panera bread's Black bean soup in a bread bowl.. Yumm!
Your's looks delicious! Congrats on the award!

ARUNA said...

healthy soup and congrats Gita!!

Priyameena said...

This is my first time visiting your blog...Soup is my all time favorite..Looks healthy and delicious..

Valarmathi said...

Healthy soup. Congrats on your award.

Purva Desai said...

This looks soothing and delicious and congrats for the award

Laavanya said...

I love black bean soups too.. so very filling & yummy. I have 2 versions on my blog too and one is the thick type like you get in Panera. Congrats on your award!

Vibaas said...

never tried this soup b4. sounds yum. congrats on your award, dear!