Salsa Bean Soup

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To streamline your preparation, chop the cilantro and grate the cheese while the soup cooks. You can vary the heat with your choice of salsa. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup and 2 tablespoons cheese)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 213
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 13.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 12.6g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 957mg
  • Calcium: 215mg

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in water, chipotle powder, beans, and salsa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute.
  2. Place 3 cups of black bean mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Return pureed mixture to pan. Stir in lime juice; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
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