Spicy black bean soup v 1.2

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Spicy black bean soup v 1.2

My favorite "go to" recipes evolve over time. Black bean soup is a super quick and easy meal to prepare if you have the ingredients on hand.  A big salad, some whole wheat tortillas, maybe a Tecate --- all good.

A couple of simple changes to this version of Spicy Black Bean Soup v 1.1 make it more vegan and brighten the flavor. For version 1.2, just use 2 tomatoes and add a 16 ounce jar of drained then pureed roasted red peppers that were packed in water.

I was surprised at how much this enhanced the flavor. I also switched from chicken stock to vegetable stock. My wife and I eat mostly vegan these days, so I made this change though it would be fine if all I had was chicken stock. Try this soup.  It really is excellent.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 590 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 30 g
  • Dietary fiber: 8 g
  • Sugars: 8 g
  • Protein: 10 g