The Best Black Bean Soup You'll Ever Taste

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Here's a fun fact about me: I am obsessed with beans. I always have been, even back in elementary school when it was totally uncool to love beans. I would get made fun of when I always asked for seconds from the lunch ladies on baked bean day. But I couldn't help myself, baked beans are like candy.

So naturally I wanted to find a new soup recipe that was based almost entirely of beans (that isn't chili) and I stumbled across one that is equally delicious, healthy, and full of black beans!

Here's what you need:
Chicken Broth
Olive Oil
Black Beans

Season with:
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Salt
Red Pepper
And whatever the hell else you want.

Saute the vegetables in a soup pot until they get soft. Then add the chicken broth and beans, and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for about ten minutes.

And then this is where we're going to get real crazy. You're going to pour the contents of the soup into your blender.

Have you ever made a soup puree in a blender? Because up until this past weekend I never had, but now that I've seen how easy it is my mind is blown. I used my Nutri Ninja, which I am pretty obsessed with, and watched it turn my regular old soup into a delicious puree. I love this blender because it takes all of the guess work out of getting the right consistency, it just seems to know. Or I should say the buttons know. You press the one you want and seconds later, it's ready to go.

Please excuse the bad photo. I was so excited by what was happening I didn't think to actually take a decent one.

I added a little shredded chicken and cilantro on top to make the soup even more filling. Although in hindsight I probably didn't need the chicken because it was filling on its own, but it tasted great so I have no regrets.

So there you have it, a new soup recipe to try out!

If you have any great blender recipes I'd love to hear them! Perhaps a good Super Bowl dip or something? If you've got something, let me know!

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  1. Oh yummy, that looks so good! What a great idea to use the blender!

  2. That looks so warm and delicious. I have another bean recipe you might like and it's a dip. I found it on Smitten Kitchen. You have to try her White Bean and Roasted Pepper dip. It's super simple and ninja compliant!
    Texas Jak

  3. Looks yummy! My mum sometimes makes lentil soup using the blender and its yummy!