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Black Bean Soup with Roasted Tomatoes, Chorizo and Greek Yogurt

Black bean Soup with Roasted Tomatoes and Chorizo

Soak beans overnight in cold water. Allow extra water for beans to absorb. Sauté diced onion (leave a small amount of diced onion for the yogurt if you like), carrots, garlic and dried pepper in olive olive, add soaked beans, and stock to cover beans. Cook till beans are soft (1-2 hours). Add more stock if needed. After beans are soft remove 1/3 of beans and puree or mash with a potato masher. Return to soup and test for desired texture. Add more broth if needed. Add slices of chorizo and roasted tomatoes and bring soup to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with diced chives and coriander and red onions (see photo above).

See also: The Color of Beans -- Foods that Fight Cancer

 

Beans contain a lot of soluble fiber, protein, carbohydrates, folate and iron. They also contain Lectins, which means they need a lot of soaking prior to cooking.


Ingredients

2 roasted tomatoes (see roasted tomato page)
1 red onion diced
3 oz. of spanish chorizo sliced
3 sprigs of coriander
1/2 tsp. finely diced chives
1 crushed dried red pepper
1 medium carrot diced
1/2 tsp herbs de provence
3 large garlic cloves chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups (or more) chicken or vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups dried black beans
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

 

Directions

Soak beans overnight in cold water. Allow extra water for beans to absorb. Sauté diced onion (leave a small amount of diced onion for the yogurt if you like), carrots, garlic and dried pepper in olive olive, add soaked beans, and stock to cover beans. Cook till beans are soft (1-2 hours). Add more stock if needed. After beans are soft remove 1/3 of beans and puree or mash with a potato masher. Return to soup and test for desired texture. Add more broth if needed. Add slices of chorizo and roasted tomatoes and bring soup to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with diced chives and coriander and red onions (see photo above).

See also: The Color of Beans -- Foods that Fight Cancer