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Black Bean Soup
Contributed By: Admin

Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking overnight
Total cooking time: 1 hour 20 mins
Serves 6

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Ingredients
6 cups water
300 g black beans
6 cups chicken stock
2 chicken stock cubes
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
2 bay leaves
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
2 small sticks celery, sliced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon hot chilli sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons low-fat yoghurt chilli powder
 
Any leftovers of this wonderful dark soup can be frozen. Black beans are available from Asian food stores.
 
 
Method:

1. Soak beans in water overnight drain and discard water. 

2. Cover beans with chicken stock, adding stock cubes, garlic, marjoram, bay leaves and vegetables. Bring to the boil and simmer 1 hour, or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaves.
Stir in tomato paste, chili and and vinegar; serve with a swirl of low-fat yogurt and a sprinkling of chili powder.

Nutritional information per serve:
Protein 13 g; fat 1 g; carbohydrate 38g; excellent dietary fiber 14 g; 730 kJ (175 CAL)

Other features: A very good source of iron and potassium, a good source of zinc and the B-complex vitamins. Also provides some calcium. Low sodium (100 mg).


 

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