Black Bean Soup

This is the best Black Bean Soup that we have had since we were at Carlo's and Charlies in Cancun on our honeymoon. The recipe is simple.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Two 15-ounce cans black beans, one undrained and the other rinsed, drained and pureed with blender
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


In a medium soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add the undrained can of beans and their liquid and 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Add the blended black beans. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls.

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