Classic Black Bean Soup
This is a silky smooth soup with a protein punch. A small bowl is all you need to keep you satisfied for hours.
4 cups water
3 (398ml) cans black beans or 5 cups cooked black beans
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Pepper to taste
Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, cut into small cubes
Add all ingredients to a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend the soup partially. Alternatively, blend half of the soup in a regular blender and then return it to the pot and stir back into remaining soup.
Serve into bowls and top with chopped cilantro and avocado cubes.