Tuesday, April 30

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Are you guys on Pinterest? I recently joined and I am already addicted. It's such a great way to keep track of recipes to test out, crafts to try, and I've even got a board full of tattoo inspiration.

I'm a fan of all things spicy, so I pinned this recipe to try during Lent when I wasn't eating meat. I substituted shallots for onions, red jalapeño for green, and decided to add red bell pepper on a whim to give it a little color. It was absolutely delicious.

1 tablespoon/15ml olive oil
1 shallot or onion, roughly chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 green jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
½ teaspoon/2ml cumin
2 cups/473ml cooked black beans
2 cups/473ml vegetable stock
lime juice, to taste
¼ cup/59ml non-fat Greek style yogurt
2 tablespoons/30ml chopped cilantro for garnish
1. Heat a large pot over medium high heat
2. Add the oil and sweat the onion (or shallot) for one minute
3. Add the garlic, jalapeño and cumin and continue cooking for one minute
4. Add the beans, vegetable stock, and yogurt and bring to a simmer (I'm not a fan of Greek yogurt, so I didn't add any to my soup, but use the Greek yogurt to tame some of the spiciness of the jalapeno.)
Please excuse my stove and cookware, everything in my apartment is super old.
5. Let simmer for five minutes and transfer soup to a blender
6. Working in batches, puree the soup until smoothness desired and return to a medium sauce pot on medium heat
7. Season the soup to taste with salt, pepper, and lime juice
8. Ladle the soup into serving bowls, drizzle some yogurt over the soup and garnish with the chopped cilantro.
This recipe alone made me fall in love with Pinterest. Being able to easily share photos, upload recipes and borrow ideas from people all over the world is amazing, and shows just how much social media has grown over the years. If you love spicy food like I do, this recipe is amazing! And even if your taste buds can't handle it, just add the Greek yogurt to tame it down. If you're on Pinterest, let me know in the comments, and find me: Matilda Makes!

1 comment:

Cafe Fashionista said...

This looks so delicious. My mom loves black bean soup, so I am always looking for recipes for her - must print this one out! :)

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