I made this according to the recipe and love it. I made it again and I only puréed half the mixture and added it back to sauce pan, this gave the soup more hearty texture and I enjoyed having some whole beans in the soup. Don't skimp on the orange zest or juice, it makes all the difference!
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.
4 Reviews for Citrus-Scented Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Cream
Great week night soup. I agree with previous comments that broth and garlic would be good additions. I like my soups spicy, so I added about 1 tsp chipoltle chili with the cumin. The citrus adds a nice balance. Served it with avocado and crunchy sprouts for a satisfying meal. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch.
I would be willing to try this recipe again but to me it lacked depth. It was nothing like black bean soups I am used to from the can or restaurants. The soup turned out very light in color and very citrus-heavy. If I had been able to taste the black beans it would have been great. I will look into that for next time and also use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.
It gets 4 out of five, to be fair, because I made a change or two. I didn't use any sour cream. I did add minced garlic. I didn't add orange zest and used bottled orange juice. I added the juice of one lime at the end. This soup is incredibly flavorful!! My six year old and my husband loved it!