A bowl of black bean soup garnished with jalepeno and fresh lime.

Black Bean Soup with Lime and Coriander

(DougCookRD.com)

A bowl of black bean soup garnished with jalepeno and fresh lime.

 

A classic, this soup makes for a great main meal or as side to any lunch or dinner. A small serving makes a perfect mid-afternoon snack as well. Black beans are full of fiber, magnesium, antioxidants, and B vitamins. Canned beans will make prep time faster; be sure to choose BPA-free beans and tomato products [choose tomato products in glass jars to avoid BPA]. One of my favourite canned bean brands is Eden Organic.

 

Black Bean Soup with Lime & Coriander

A classic, this soup makes for a great main meal or as side to any lunch or dinner. A small serving makes a perfect mid-afternoon snack as well. Black beans are full of fiber, magnesium, antioxidants, and B vitamins. Canned beans will make prep time faster; be sure to choose BPA-free beans and tomato products [choose tomato products in glass jars to avoid BPA]. One of my favourite canned bean brands is Eden Organic.
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword bean, fiber, phytonutrients, protein, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, onions and celery, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onions are softened. Add chili powder, jalapeño pepper, oregano, cumin and aniseeds; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
  2. Add beans and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. In food processor or blender, purée 8 cups (2 L) of the soup in batches. Return to pot; heat through. Stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning (Make-Ahead: Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat gently to serve.)
  4. Makes 6 servings.

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.