Black Bean Soup
Ingredients: Makes 6-8 servings
1lb dried black beans
1tbs olive oil or coconut oil
8-10 cups water
2tbs low sodium chicken base
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 bay leaves
1-2 cups carrots
1-2c sweet yellow corn
sea salt & black pepper to taste
Place beans in large pot. Cover with water.
Add bay leaves, garlic, & chicken base. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and allow beans to cook until they begin to soften. (You can cut the cooking time by soaking your beans overnight. Note: You will reduce the water to 2-4 cups to prepare the soup with softened beans.)
Add carrots and cumin. Cook until carrots & beans are tender.
Add 2-3cups of beans to blender. Blend until smooth.
Add blended beans & corn to pot. Stir well. Simmer for additional 5 minutes.
Toppings: Tomatoes Avocados Light Sour Cream Shredded Cheese Chicken
Calories: 225 | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 12g | Carbs: 37g | Protein: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Sodium: 285mg