This soup is good but, I agree, it lacks zip. I added a lot more cilantro and lime for flavor and that helped. Also, I didn't care for the consistency once pureed. It was so thick the following day that it was almost like bean dip, not soup. I added a several cups of water to thin it down, thus subtracting even more zip. I think this is a good start but definitely needs tinkering. If you're good at that, by all means try this but if you prefer to just follow the recipe, probably not the best black bean soup for you.
Black Bean Soup
nyfoodie Posted: 12/01/08
AmyTich Posted: 02/02/10
An easy recipe that is very delicious and flavorful. The lime juice, jalapeno & cilantro add lots of depth to this recipe.
fountain8 Posted: 11/16/10
Really good. Everyone loved it. I used a grilled piece of turkey kielbasa instead of bacon, and one 14oz can of diced tomatoes, and one 14oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes instead of the 28oz can of tomatoes.
wellfed59 Posted: 07/09/10
This is always the soup my friends ask for when we have a soup supper. So comforting and delicious! I tweak the seasoning depending upon who'll be eating it. Some like lots of spice and some don't.
KitchenDiva1969 Posted: 05/11/11
I ended up using 4 cans of black beans (drained and rinsed), which I already had in my pantry. Since others said it lacked "zip", when I chopped up the jalapeno, I included the seeds and ribs, which added the perfect amount of spice for my family. I also reduced the broth to 2 cups since I used canned beans.