Thursday, 4 February 2010

Black Bean Soup

March's Canadian Living magazine has several recipes under the title Winter Warm-ups.I am going to try several of these soups over the next week. First up the black bean soup.They claim it is low fat and high flavour.
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
half an onion diced
2 each carrots and celery ribs diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
pinch each salt and pepper
2 cups sodium reduced chicken broth
2 cans black beans, rinsed
2 Tbsp. chopped green onions or coriander
In large saucepan heat oil, add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper cook til softened.Add broth and 4 cups water scraping any brown bits Add beans bring to a boil,reduce heat cover and simmer for 20 min. In blender puree til smooth, return to pot.Garnish with green onions or coriander.
Makes 4-6 servings Cal. 138 per serving
I followed the recipe exactly.Used green onions instead of coriander.
I felt it was not high in flavour.
I would add more oregano and cumin to boost the flavour and perhaps not as much water change that to chicken stock as well.
Otherwise the soup was fast to make and overall good, just not great.


Shady Gardener said...

Thanks for the warning... ;-) Wonder if there'd be a better recipe somewhere? The whole idea is for a good-for-you soup!

Rosanne said...

hmmmm and it sounded so promising!I love winter soups!

Dishesdone said...

I would do what you suggested then, we love black beans soup. I love it flavorful, not bland! We also like to throw a bit of jalapeno in it too, we like a kick! Definitely more cumin. Looks good!