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Citrus-Scented Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Cream


From EatingWell:  EatingWell Serves Two

Fresh orange and lime juices provide a citrus tang that balances the earthy, rich black beans and the light spice of smoky chipotle (actually dried and smoked jalapenos). To serve alongside, doctor up your favorite cornbread recipe with added corn kernels and Cheddar cheese baked in.

2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add beans, water, orange zest and juice, salt and pepper; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring often. Transfer to a blender with cilantro, lime juice and 3 tablespoons sour cream. Puree until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids; see Tip.)
  2. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon sour cream and ground chipotle in a small bowl. Serve the soup garnished with the chipotle cream and scallions.


Per serving : 333 Calories; 11 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 12 mg Cholesterol; 47 g Carbohydrates; 12 g Protein; 10 g Fiber; 454 mg Sodium; 353 mg Potassium

212 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean meat, 2 fat

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