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Rich black bean soup

Rich, deep in flavour and nutritious

cooking time: 30mins difficulty: easy serves: 4


INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp of oil (or water if avoiding oil)

1 cup diced white or yellow onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans of black beans, drained

2 cups vegetable broth

2 tsp of ground cumin

1 ½ tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp parsley or coriander

3 tbsp of cacao powder  

Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil (or water), onion, and garlic. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

2. Add black beans, vegetable broth, cumin, chili powder, coriander or parsley and  cocoa powder.

3. Bring back to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for about 15-20 minutes (the longer it simmers, the more the flavors develop).

4. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.

NOTES:         

Enjoy as is, or pair with cooked grains such as rice or quinoa. Topping options include fresh lime, avocado or guacamole, coriander, red onion, hot sauce or japaleños.

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