Black Bean and Coconut Milk Soup

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“From Fitness magazine February 2006. Very easy to make and vegan, too! As a suggestion, serve with Restaurant's Corn Tortillas. Also, I like to cook up a pot of brown rice and add a large spoonful to each serving of soup for a complete meal in a bowl. Finally, I have reduced the coconut milk by half and the soup was still delicious! There you go!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and chipotle. Saute, stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water, reducing heat to low, continuing to cook for 12-15 minutes or until onion is softened.
  3. Add the black beans (plus the bean liquid if using canned), coconut milk, and 2 1/2 cups water or stock. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 15 minutes.
  5. Scoop out 1 cup of the beans and some liquid; place in a mixing bowl. Puree the 1 cup of beans until smooth then return to the soup pot. Stir to thicken, blending more beans if you wish to desired consistency. (Or you can use a hand held immersion blender and blend the soup that way.).
  6. Adjust seasoning if necessary, adding salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Garnish each serving with lime wedges, diced white onion and cilantro leaves and diced tomatoes.

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