Randy Mayor
Yield
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Top this hearty and healthy black bean soup with a dollop of low-fat sour cream and/or chopped green onions. Each serving has less than 225 calories.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, minced onion, bell pepper, and carrot. Cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and the next 4 ingredients (through black pepper); sauté 3 minutes. Add broth, water, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Cool slightly.

Step 2

Place half of soup in a blender, and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining soup. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

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