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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Black bean soup

1 cup black beans rinsed, drained and soaked in water overnight (or substitute with canned black beans)
2 cups low sodium vegetable stock or water
4 tablespoon oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 green chili or to taste
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
a few parsley leaves chopped
1 cup chopped tomato
salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation:  Heat a pan on medium heat with vegetable stock or water, add the soaked black beans to it and cook for 40 to 45 minutes until the beans are cooked, or the beans can be cooked in the pressure cooker or slow cooker.  Once cooked keep it aside.

To a pan on medium heat add 4 tablespoon of oil.  Add chopped onions, saute until brown add minced garlic, saute for a few seconds, add chopped green chilies saute for a few second, add Italian seasoning, parsley saute for a few seconds add tomato, mix and cover and cook for 5 minutes until the tomato is cooked.  After the tomato is cooked add the the cooked black beans add salt and black pepper as per taste cook for 5 minutes mix and turn the heat off.

Serves 4.  Serve with a rice, chapati, tortilla, corn chips and salsa.

This is a very easy recipe.  There are so many good things about black beans.
They are very healthy, tasty and filling.  It is versatile it can be served with so many dishes.