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Caribbean Black Bean Soup

A little of this spicy soup goes a long way, so it's best when served as an appetizer soup. If you want to decrease the heat, seed the jalapeños.

Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup soup, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 lime wedge)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped red onion (1 onion)
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper (2 peppers)
  • 1 whole garlic head, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, quartered

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients (through jalapeño); sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and 1 cup broth. Transfer vegetable mixture to a 5-quart electric slow cooker.

2. Stir in remaining 3 cups broth, thyme, and next 6 ingredients (through black beans). Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

3. Stir in coconut milk. Ladle soup into bowls; top with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 143
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 333mg
  • Calcium: 59mg
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