Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Black Bean Soup with Avocado Salad

Soak black beans overnight if you use the dried beans otherwise you can use the canned which works perfectly well.

You need:

Black beans,  red onion, chopped, red pepper , chopped,  celery, chopped cumin powder if you like it, salt and pepper and for garnish you need avocado purée seasoning with lime juice, shredded carrots and sliced Cherry tomatoes as well as sliced Scallions

Cook the beans  with the vegetables bean cooking water and more water if necessary.
Cook until all is soft.
Take it to the blender and purée in batches. To make the soup smoother pass it through a fine sieve. If the fiber from the bean skins are important for skip the last step.
 Check the seasonings.

Ladle the soup into a plate and spoon a tablespoon of avocado purée  in the center.
Top with shredded carrots, sliced Cherry tomatoes and sliced scallion.

Serve the soup warm or cold.