I've never had black bean soup that I can remember, so I wasn't sure how this soup should really taste. Indeed black beans haven't really been easily available in Australia until this year, but now tinned black beans are available at the supermarket.
|The colour isn't that pretty,|
but it was pretty tasty
Master Soup deemed it to be like liquid burritos, and it basically was.
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tins cooked black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups chicken stock
Stems from one bunch of coriander
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lime
Cherry tomatoes, chopped
Corn kernels, fresh or defrosted frozen
Corn tortillas, to serve
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and sauté for 1 minute, or until tender. Add the garlic and cumin and sauté for 1 minute, or until the garlic softens. Add the beans, coriander stems and chicken stock and bring to the simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavours.
Mix together ingredients for salsa
Set aside some of the black beans. Blend the rest of the soup until smooth. Wipe out the pot, transfer pureed soup back into pot and add the reserved beans. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lime juice.
Ladle the soup into serving bowls. Top with a splodge of cashew creme and salsa. Serve with tortillas.
Cashew cream sounds difficult but it is very easy to make. Soak raw unsalted cashews in water for at least 4 hours until soft. Drain. Whizz soaked cashews in a blender with water to achieve your desired consistency.
|This post is linked to Souper Sundays|
at Kahakai Kitchen