Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick Black Bean Soup





Over the last few weeks I've been settling in to the cooler weather, pulling out my crock pot, making soups, pastas, and other comfort foods. Every year around this time, I pull out my sweaters/jackets, stock up on hot apple cider, and cook lots of warm, comforting meals consumed with glasses of red wine. Soup has long been one of my favorite cold weather meals and I'm always trying new recipes to find the perfect concoctions. This was my first attempt at making black bean soup and Gabe's first time eating it. We were both pleasantly surprised with the warm, rich, hearty feel of this recipe that we couldn't help going back for second helpings. I used this recipe from Cooking Light, added celery (much to Gabe's dismay), and will certainly be making it again soon.

23 comments:

Katie said...

Perfect cooler weather meal! Jared and I were just saying we need to start making soups.

Collette Osuna said...

Im a total soup lover!!! and a vegetarian..and this sous? looks AWESOME and so easy to make!!

Thanks!!


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Diana Mieczan said...

You know that I am all about soups...and this one sounds really comforting and yummy:) Happy Monday,sweetie
Kisses

Krystal said...

yess....soups are so great. i need to get out those recipes!

Chas said...

That looks so good. Great for a cold fall day.

style'n said...

Love black bean soup and this could not be any easier. In fact I just bought a can of Amys black bean soup and sometimes add cilantro, onions, cheese etc. but next time I will try it with just black beans. And don't you just love cooking light recipes? I made a butternut squash lasagna last night from cooking light. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Yum that looks delicious! I'll have to try this one.

Anna Jane said...

i LOVE black bean soup. that looks so easy and delicious so I'll definitely be trying that this weekend!

xx aj

Nikki said...

This looks so hearty and delicious. I love black bean soup and I've never tried to make it! Thanks for the recipe!

PS .. I had some of your peanut butter cookies over at Annie's house this weekend and they were Ammmmmazing!

xx
Nikki

PursuitOfLLT said...

I love black bean soup. So good.

And like you, I have been all about the crock pot lately. I haven't even put it away since I'm using it so much! Just made Root Beer Pulled Pork yesterday...so good!

Lindsay said...

OH Cooking light is my fav! Thanks for sharing Valerie! Hope you had a great weekend! HUGS

Gabriel said...

I'm sold on Black Bean Soup, its awesome! I'm ready to try it again.

Marcie said...

This looks delicious and healthy. I especially love that it is quick, so I can whip it up on a work night. I can't wait to try it.

Happy Monday!
Marcie

Torrie said...

One of my very favorite meals- bean (split pea, pinto, black, any!) soup. Comforting, super cheap(!!), and healthy.

Making your peanut butter cookies this week!

Oh, and Loved wearing my new sweater (and other buys) this weekend:).

Josie said...

I LOVE soup when the weather is changing... It's so warm and comforting. Hope your week is off to a great start, my dear!
xo Josie
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

It looks so good, I'm going to check out the recipe. I'm with Gabe though, no celery hehe :)

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Alicia said...

YUMM black bean soup is one of my favs! and I think adding the celery sounds good!

Amber Blue Bird said...

mmmm I always look forward to the cool weather because I can start eating soups again and break into a sweat

Julie-Inspired said...

Yum and yum...I love lentils and this soup looks delicious. This time of the year I eat so much soup!

Julie xo

Annie said...

Such a delicious and simple recipe! I was just leave out the ham and definitely add the celery like you did :)
p.s. I would like to repeat how much of a hit your pb cookies have been.. I made them again for Nikki & her husband's visit. Thanks again for such a great, easy recipe!!

this free bird said...

Valerie,

I love soups like this! I've never tried a black bean from scratch (why? - i don't know), but they are certainly a fave. You may have solved a dinner debacle this week...now that I'm back in the house AND the garage. oy

ps-BAG!
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hey, if you're going to fall off you might as well go big or go home. that fall would set me back til spring. no can-do. wah.

xoxo,
Carrie

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I've been doing the same thing! I'm always on the lookout for a new soup recipe and this one is definitely next on the list. Thanks for sharing, sweetie! xoxo

Lisa Griffin said...

woo hoo mommy just bought me a crock pot hello dinner tomorrow!
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