Monday, February 05, 2007

Dori's COOP Black Bean Soup

I have mentioned before that I live a one hour drive to anywhere, except a local buying club where I get many of my organic, allergy friendly, and unique international food finds. We have no store front, just a monthly gathering place where a semi stops and we unload the truck and divide the orders. My buying club is well organized by a few dedicated members who started it many years ago. When I first thinking about starting the bakehouse, I did some research and found information about a gal who started a bread and soup business from her barn (of course they renovated it and made it into a commercial kitchen) so she could sell at the local organic food COOP. At the time I read about this business was going very well for her, so I called her and asked if I come come see her operation because I was in process of doing something similar.

One thing I gained from this experience is a black bean soup recipe. The first soup I ever made from black beans early in my new veg experience. I loved it and today I share it with you. I call it mine because I made it.... because it's my blog.


2 cups uncooled black beans, wash, soak 6 - 8 hours, rinse.
Add enough water to cover beans in a large dutch oven.
Cook 1 - 2 hours with 2 bay leaves and 1 Tbsp salt.
Puree 1/2 the beans (blender or hand held mixer) and return to pot.
In a small skillet saute 1 cup onions, 4 cloves garlic (minced), 2 cups celery (chopped), 1 cup carrots (diced), 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp dried basil, and 1/4 tsp celery seed.
Cook 10 minutes until veggies are softened and add to pot with the beans.
Add 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice and 2 cups water.
Cook another 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Total recipe 998 calories. Serves 6 at approximately 1 cup each = 167 calories.
This is a ww core recipe.

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Lizard Princess said...

Sounds great- I linked you today.
I'll have to get on the ball and think of some new favortie recipies to post about!

Mary French said...

Hi Dori,
The black bean soup sounds good.I'll soak some beans tonight and make it for tomorrow.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Lizard Princess said...

I started a new recipe blog, you can link to it here.

Urban Vegan said...

Oneo f my all-time faves--I'll have to try your version. I also like to use lime instead of lemon once in a while.

Valentina said...

awwww... beans... i love them!