PP Austin's Black Bean Soup

Chef:  Timaree Hagenburger; The Nutrition Professor
Makes:  13 c of soup
Prep Time:  25 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Total Time:  55 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

2-3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 lg onion, diced
2 celery ribs, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
Stems from one bunch of chard, diced (roughly chop leaves for use later in the recipe)
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed) or 3 c of beans cooked from dry
3 c of ripe tomatoes (or 2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes, with jalapenos spicier soup)
2 bell peppers (red/yellow/orange) cut into strips and roasted under the broiler (or jarred roasted peppers)
32 oz vegetable broth
1 c corn (frozen or freshly removed from cob)
1 T ground cumin
¼ t chipotle chili powder
2 t ground coriander
Leaves from one bunch of chard, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Sauté the onion, celery, carrot, chard stems and garlic in a few T of vegetable broth until the vegetables begin to soften and onion is nearly translucent. 
Add the spices and corn.
Cook for 1 to 2 min.
Add the chard leaves, broth, beans, tomatoes and simmer for 15-20 min, until all the vegetables are tender.
Add roasted pepper right before blending the soup, using an immersion blender, or for an even more velvety texture, puree it in batches in a blender.

TIPS

Any type of green can be used in this recipe, kale, for example.
Feel free to freeze leftovers.  
Defrost left over soup completely in the refrigerator, 24 hours before reheating.
Stir the soup to reincorporate some of the water that will separate, and it will reheat perfectly!


Timaree Hagenburger, MPH, RD, EP-c, cherishes opportunities to connect her knowledge and passion for food, cooking, physical activity & good health with those who follow her.  Her style is marked by a blend of fun and practicality, as she offers strategies and inspiration for finding pleasure in preparing and partaking in nourishing meals.  Relish in Timaree’s love for whole plant based nutrition on TheNutritionProfessor.com! 

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