Last week my husband and I went to a nice dinner out. I ordered black bean soup as part of my meal, and it was delicious. As you know, I love soup, and I love my Vitamix. (Seriously, this blender is amazing!) So, as soon as I got home from dinner, I had to find a black bean soup recipe to try! Here’s what you will need:
- Vegetable broth
- Black beans
- Bell peppers
Black bean soup is one of those things I am slightly picky about. It’s not that I won’t eat it if I don’t think it’s “perfect,” it’s just that I think it can be hard to get the right flavor combination. That was the case with this recipe. It wasn’t bad by any means, but it wasn’t “just right” either.
I liked the kick of the jalapeno, but I was also craving a bit more….something. I ended up adding some paprika to the pot and that helped immensely. I was originally drawn to this recipe because of the peppers and onions in it, but I felt like the red and yellow peppers got lost in everything else (and I even added more than the recipe called for).
Overall, this wasn’t a bad recipe, but it wasn’t the perfect black bean soup either. However, it was a good start on the way to a better black bean soup, so I will probably make this again and continue trying to tweak it to make it just right.