Caribbean Black Bean Soup

Servings

6

Prep

10 min

Cook

2 hr 20 min

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Caribbean black bean soup is easy to make and is fantastic enough to serve as a side dish or as a starter at dinner party. Perfect for wintery evenings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ‏black beans ( soaked in water for at least 6 hours)
  • 4 tablespoons ‏oil
  • 2 ‏garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ‏ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ‏oregano
  • 1/4 cup ‏fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 cup ‏carrots (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ‏salt
  • 1 teaspoon ‏black pepper
  • 2 cups ‏vegeetable broth/ chicken broth
  • 4 cups ‏water
  • 3 ‏bay leaves
  • 2 ‏jalapenos, diced
  • 1/4 cup ‏tomato paste
  • 1 ‏lime (for garnishing)
  • 2 tablespoons ‏cream (for garnishing)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add onion, cumin, garlic, oregano, jalpenos and fry for 2-3 min on medium heat. Stir in tomato paste.
  2. Now transfer this mixture to slow cooker and add beans, salt, black pepper and vegetable broth. Cover and cook for 2-3 hours.
  3. Add carrots and again cook for 1 hour or until beans are tender.
  4. To make the soup smooth use the blender and blend it. If using elctric blender blend only half of the soup and make sure not to overfill the blender.
  5. After blending it transfer it back to the pot. Add lemon juice, cilantro and adjust the seasoning according to your taste
  6. Before serving garnish it with cream and fresh lime

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