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Revised Mexican Black Bean Soup

Revised Mexican Black Bean Soup

Revised Mexican Black Bean Soup

Revised Mexican Black Bean Soup Revised Mexican Black Bean Soup
Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 150 calories 10 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 qt. (4 cups) low sodium vegetable broth (choose one without sweeteners, mushrooms, or yeast)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • Spanish smoked paprika, to taste
  • pinenuts for topping

    Basil and Cilantro Pesto

    • 3 cups packed fresh basil
    • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
    • 2 cups almonds or pine nuts (or a combination of both)
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • salt to taste
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice

In a large skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except the tomatoes, cilantro, and pinenuts.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.  In the last 5 minutes, stir the tomatoes in, cover, and let simmer until done.

When the soup is done cooking, stir the cilantro in.

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Garnish with avocado and pinenuts.

Lunch:
My salad consisted of romaine salad mix, zucchini, tomatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, and black beans.

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Dinner:
I decided on brown rice pasta with my revised pesto recipe, because we already had everything on hand.

Basil and Cilantro Pesto

  • 3 cups packed fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups almonds or pine nuts (or a combination of both)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour over the pasta of your choice.

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