1.21.2008

Comfort food for a chilly day

I've discovered a comfort food that is not only delicious but healthy as well. Who knew it was possible? Serve this up with some crispy sourdough bread and cuddle into a blanket. *drools* I wish I could claim credit for this soup but alas, 'tis not to be. This gorgeous recipe was found at epicurious.com.

Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeno

Makes 4 servings.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño chile with seeds, divided
2 15- to 16-ounce cans black beans, undrained
1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes in juice
1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth

Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped green onions
Crumbled feta cheese

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 6 minutes. Mix in cumin and 1 teaspoon jalapeño. Add beans, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring soup to boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer 3 cups of soup to blender and puree until smooth. Return puree to pot. Simmer soup until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon jalapeño, if desired.

Ladle soup into bowls. Pass cilantro, green onions, and feta cheese separately.

5 comments:

abritdifferent said...

That sounds soooo good.

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Kelly Mahoney said...

That sounds delicious. I'll have to try it ... it's so cold.

barnyardmama said...

HOwdy! That soup sounds delicious and I am a big fan of epicurious. I might need to try to make this sometime.

Tammie Jean said...

Wow, I feel warmer already... this sounds so good! I'll have to try it...

Leucantha` said...

That does sound good. I love my frijoles negra!