Beryl Bender Birch’s Vegan Black Bean Soup
This soup is nice within the fall and winter. I really like the spicy, smoky taste from the chili peppers—and the sweetness from the tomatoes. Plus, it delivers an enormous hit of protein. Savor it by itself, or serve it with a salad, guacamole, corn tortillas, or rice with steamed greens.
1½ cups dried black beans (or three cans, 15 ounceseach)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded, finely chopped
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp cumin
three medium garlic cloves, minced
1 quart vegetable broth
1 can (14.5 oz) fire-roasted, diced tomatoes with inexperienced chilies (I like Muir Glen.)
1 dried chipotle pepper (or 1 tsp chipotle powder)
1 dried guajillo pepper
1 dried pasilla pepper (If your native grocer doesn’t carry pasillas or guajillos, get them organized on-line at americanspice.com.)
6 cilantro sprigs
In a bowl, submerge dry beans in water, and soak in a single day. Drain, and rinse completely. (If utilizing canned beans, drain and rinse earlier than cooking.) Add beans and 6 cups water to a big pot (beans must be coated by a pair inches of water). Cover, and simmer over medium-low warmth till beans are smooth, about 1 hour. (Keep an eye fixed on it to ensure there’s a soupy layer of water within the pot always. Add extra if mandatory to make sure beans don’t burn.)
Warm oil in a skillet over medium warmth. Add onion and jalapeño, and prepare dinner till onions are delicate and clear, about 5 minutes. Turn warmth to low, and add oregano and cumin (and chipotle powder, if utilizing), stirring continuously till you odor the cumin toasting, about 1 minute. Remove from warmth, add garlic, and stir for 1 minute. Add combination to beans.
Combine broth, tomatoes, chipotle pepper, guajillo pepper, and pasilla pepper within the pot, and convey to a simmer. Cover, and simmer over low warmth, 1 hour. (If you favor a thinner soup, add further water.) Carefully scoop out the chilies, and discard them. Transfer combination in batches right into a blender, and pulse to a barely chunky consistency. Season with salt and black pepper to style. Serve garnished with avocado slices and a sprig of cilantro.
NUTRITIONAL INFO 241 energy per serving, 6 g fats (1 g saturated), 38 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein, 761 mg sodium
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About the Author
Beryl Bender Birch, founding father of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and cofounder and board chair of the Give Back Yoga Foundation (GBYF), has been learning and educating yoga and meditation for over 40 years.