This recipe is Gluten Free, Vegan if you use Vegetable Broth instead of Chicken broth, only about 200 calories per bowl and so simple and quick! It is going to be one of our go-to meals from now on. I always have these ingredients on hand which makes it even better! This soup is filling, nutritious, low in calories and sooooo delicious!
Now get out your blender or Vitamix or Ninja or whatever else makes your life easy…. most of these ingredients are going in!
What You’ll Need: For 4 Servings, which equaled about 8 bowls of soup
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 5 mini peppers, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 TBSP fresh cilantro
- 3 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 fresh jalapeno, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 can black beans, liquid drained
- 1 can pinto beans, liquid drained
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 cup vegetable OR chicken broth
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil
- 1 avocado
- 1 lemon
Heat a medium sized pot or dutch oven on medium-high heat with about 2 TBSP of Olive Oil. Saute half of your onions, celery and peppers seasoning them with the cumin, chili powder and Salt and Pepper for about 10-15 minutes until really tender.
While your veggies are sauteing… In a blender or utensil of your choice add the remaining onions, celery and peppers, along with the garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and half of your black beans, half of your pinto beans, and half of your fire roasted tomatoes. Put the lid on and blend these till the mixture is mostly smooth, usually takes less than a minute!
In your hot pot/dutch oven add the rest of your beans and tomatoes that haven’t been blended, along with your 1 cup of broth. Bring this to a boil and then throw in your blended mixture of beans and vegetables and tomatoes and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
While your soup is simmering and the flavors merry, cut some avocado slices for garnish and squeeze some lemon juice on them so that they don’t brown.
Serve up some bowls of this fast and easy soup and add another squeeze of lemon juice and maybe a dash of your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!! Heck… if you’re not on the gluten free path, throw in a few slices of warmed whole wheat pita.