So here goes:
Amazingly Delicious Black Bean Soup
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2-3 celery ribs, chopped
2-3 carrots, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped (I usually use a frozen pepper mix)
1 teaspoon jalepeno, from the jar, diced finely
2 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon-Vegetable (I'm guessing chicken would work as well, or any broth for that matter)
2 cups water
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained & rinsed, low sodium works fine, too
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin (to start-but generally I use at LEAST 1 heaping tsp!)
lemon juice-or lime juice-not much is needed maybe 1/4 cup
jasmine rice (seriously try it, it's so good!)
1. In a large pot, add first 8 ingredients, simmer for 10 minutes. (I generally get the bouillon and water boiling and then add the rest as I chop.)
2. Add beans, salt, cumin; cook 5 more minutes.
3. Puree soup (it will be REALLY thick) in a food processor.
4. Serve with rice & other optional toppings.
Easy & delicious. Yum!