Healthy: Calypso Black Bean Soup
sweet onion, minced
red bell pepper, seeded and diced
black beans, rinsed and drained
mango - peeled, seeded and diced
banana, peeled and sliced
hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste
light coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste
sour cream, for garnish
chopped red bell peppers, for garnish
- Place the olive oil in a deep, heavy pot, and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and 1 red pepper; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans. Add the mango, banana, cumin, ginger, and hot pepper sauce; stir and cook until fruit softens. Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring soup mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid reduces, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place soup in batches into a blender, and blend until smooth; or use a stick blender to blend in the soup pot. Serve garnished with dollops of sour cream and sprinkled with red bell pepper.
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