Black Bean, Tomato & Vegetable Soup

Black Bean, Tomato & Vegetable Soup
Recipe by Dragon, Inspired by Vegan Yum Yum

This soup is so full of flavour and freshness. I've made it several times, using whatever vegetables I have on hand. Try it with bok choy, kale or spinach. You'll have great results every time. This is my favourite flavour combination. Delicious and healthy - a complete meal in a bowl. Enjoy!

Serves: 2 - 4

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1 small sweet potato, peeled & chopped into chunks
3 ribs of celery, chopped
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 14oz can of black beans, drain half the liquid
1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
3/4 cup liquid strained tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 to 2 cups of chicken broth
Splash of cream (optional)
Diced red pepper for garnish (optional)
Chopped parsley & thyme for garnish (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for 1 minute.

2. Add sweet potato, celery & red peppers. Cook for another 5 minutes.

3. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, strained tomatoes & herbs. Stir to combine.

4. Add the chicken broth and season with salt & pepper to taste. Cover the soup and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Stir in the cream, if using.

6. Serve the soup with a garnish of diced red peppers, parsley & thyme leaves.

9 comments:

Priya said...

Nourishing and delicious soup..

Elin said...

A delicious and full of flavor soup ! Mouth-watering indeed :) thanks for sharing with us this bowl of delectable soup.

Ana Powell said...

Your soup looks so good and fresh.
Lovely colours and flavours x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A healthy and scrumptious soup!

Cheers,

Rosa

Maria said...

My kind of soup! Looks fantastic!

À LA GRAHAM said...

I love this soup. I am totally going to make it! Love everything in it and actually have everything on hand...yay!

dining room tables said...

I love this recipe! The soup is so healthy and is nourishing.

Deeba PAB said...

Love it Paula... the colours, the flavour, the freshness... wonderful!

michelle @ TNS said...

love the colors, and how good for you must this be?

 
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