Black Bean and Tomato Soup

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    -- In a large saucepan fry til just colouring --
    Couple of peeled cloves of garlic
    Chopped onion
    1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
    -- Add --
    Drained can of chopped tomatoes (~ 400g)
    Drained can of black beans (~ 400g)
    Can of sweetcorn (~ 200g)
    Cup of (frozen) peas (~ 200g)
    2 bell peppers - chopped (~ 200g)
    1 dried ancho or mulato chilli - soaked for 10 min in enough boiling water to cover it (add soak water to soup too).
    Juice of a lime - zest too if you like.
    Desert spoon of brown sugar
    1 tsp ground cumin.
    1 tsp ground coriander.
    1 pint of vegetable or chicken stock
    -- Bring to the boil.
    -- Cook at a gentle simmer for half an hour.
    -- Blitz in a blender or with a potato masher.
    -- Salt and pepper to taste.
    -- Add more stock if it is too thick.
    Serve with fresh coriander, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

    rmtx, Curious Food Lover, girl monday, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Wendy Wareham 61 months ago | reply

      Not a fan of tomato soup, but that sure is pretty!

    2. pathlost 61 months ago | reply

      Thanks - not too tomato-y due to the chill :)

    3. sasseymills 61 months ago | reply

      Yum, may need to give that a try, but I'd keep it chunky rather than puree.

    4. pathlost 61 months ago | reply

      Many of the ingredients were parts of other things the day before… In it's undiluted state it also made good quesadilla filling.

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