Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vita-mix Black Bean Soup

A Joelle Staley Recipe!

I was throwing this in the vita-mix this afternoon and the girls came in from school and said, "Yumm! Black bean soup!". That is why this is one of my favorites. How else could I get my family to eat so many raw vegetables? Also, this can be thrown together in about 10 minutes and frozen or put into the fridge until you need it. Great for a busy weeknight!

Just throw all these ingredients into the blender. Chop up the big stuff to make it fit. It will not all work in one batch so I divide it up ... just make sure you have enough liquid in each batch to puree it. It all comes together in the pot so it really doesn't matter how you divide it.
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
3 cans black beans (rinsed)
2 cans chicken broth
1 can tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
handful cilantro
juice from 1 lime
Pour it all into a soup pot and heat.
Garnish with sour cream and cilantro. The kids like it with corn chips broken on top.


  1. Tried this. I used everything except the celery, tomato paste, and subbed the broth for a can of water. D-E-LISH! Blended it all up (minus one can of black beans) and blended on high in the Vitamix, then added the third can of beans to a pot to heat a little longer. GREAT!

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