Thursday, October 7, 2010

Poetic Lime Black Bean Soup

Beans, beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat the more you toot.

I mean . . . .

They're good for your heart.
The more you eat the more you . . . er . . .never mind.

Beans and Soup.
They'll make you poop. . . .Aw crap . . .

Since this is a food related blog,
and since I am a very polite, non-crude person,
I just won't wax poetic.


Black beans and Lime.
It's truely sublime.
Soup and Citrus.
Lindsey just feed us.
For no fee,
here's the recipe!


1 lb dried black beans - prepare according to package direction
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 onions diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
6 cups water
3 limes, cut into wedges
Hot sauce
Kosher Salt

1. Heat oil in a large pot, add onion, carrots, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Sautee until onions are soft, carrots may still be crunchy. Meanwhile, drain and rinse cooked beans.
2. Add beans to pot and add water until one inch over bean mixture, about 6 cups. Bring, to boil, then let simmer until carrots are soft.
3. Process soup until semi-smooth with imersion blender, blender, or food mill.
4. Serve soup, top with chili sauce, squirt generously with lime, sprinkle with Kosher salt, and garnish with lime wedge.

Makes 6 - 8 servings

After being inspired by black beans today, I decided to link up with a couple blog parties. Check 'em out and be inspired!

Potluck Friday @ Ekat's Kitchen
Inspiration Friday @ Southern In My Heart
The Grocery Cart Challenge
Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum
Friday Favorites @ Simply Sweet Home
Family Food Friday @ Get Healthy Cheap


  1. Hahaha.. I love how you stumbled all over that limerick... sometimes you just gotta say it.

    The recipe looks awesome... I'm eating vegetarian right now so I WILL have to give this recipe a try.


  2. This looks delicious! My father used to sing that song when I was a kid :).

  3. What a funny into :). You know, the more you eat beans, the less "negative" effects they have on the digestive system. Anyway, black bean soup ranks up at the top of the list for me, so I'll happily be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for posting it.


  4. you are writing lovely:)) interesting soup , has never tried..

  5. Love black bean soup, and I love this recipe! It looks so good

  6. Lindsey! You are so funny! I love this post and I'm so glad you linked it up to the party this week. My kiddos love black beans so this will definitely be making an appearance at our house...along with the side affects I'm sure! :-)

  7. Love black bean soup! Now I have to go on a black bean hunt.

  8. looks great! thanks for sharing.

  9. You're a crack up! I love black bean soup. I'll give your recipe a try. Thanks!

  10. The more you toot
    the better you feel
    so let's have beans
    with every meal!

    Starting with this recipe!

    So I bought a bunch of black beans in the bulk section (is that recommended? frowned upon?) and don't have a package with a basic recipe on them. I'm confused by the many "basic" ways I've read to prepare beans (soak all night, no soak, keep the water, toss the water, etc.). Can you please share a basic bean prep recipe?

  11. Your Black Bean Soup recipe looks really good. The lime really adds to it. I will have to give it a try.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. Very intersting recipe! I'd love to try it! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

    Hope you'll stop by again this week. I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway for a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!