Quick Black Bean Soup
Serve with garnishes of cilantro, green onions & low fat sour cream.

Servings: 4

• 1 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 carrot, chopped
• 4 garlic cloves, chopped
• 2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño chile with seeds, divided
• 2 15- to 16-ounce cans black beans, undrained
• 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes in juice
• 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped green onions
Low fat sour cream

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 6 minutes. Mix in cumin and 1 teaspoon jalapeño. Add beans, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring soup to boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer 3 cups of soup to blender and puree until smooth. Return puree to pot. Simmer soup until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon jalapeño, if desired.

Ladle soup into bowls. Pass cilantro, green onions, and low fat sour cream separately.

Per Serving (does not include garnishes): 273 Calories; 6g Fat (20.0% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1107mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

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