Full of flavor and fiber, this Black Bean Soup has just become a favorite of mine for simple, weeknight dinners. It’s so easy to prepare and we almost always have these ingredients stocked in our kitchen. And don’t worry about too much sodium! This recipe makes use of Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning, dried herbs, and low-sodium chicken broth, meaning you won’t be left feeling guilty for eating over half the days sodium in just one sitting.
Nutrition Note: Did you know that by rinsing canned beans, vegetables, and meats, you can reduce sodium by up to 40%!
1 cup green pepper, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning
2-15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 + 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
Low-fat sour cream
1. Saute green pepper, onion, and garlic in 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add Mrs. Dash seasoning once onions become translucent.
2. Stir in black beans, broth, and herbs/spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes.
3. If desired, mash some of the beans with a wooden spoon to give a thicker texture.
4. Top soup with sour cream and fresh cilantro before serving, if desired.