Black Bean Soup is take up a level with some added pumpkin puree. Drizzled with some heavy cream, it’s so delicious!
Things that suck about Paul traveling:
1. If anything goes wrong electronically, I’m screwed.
2. There’s nobody here to kill spiders for me.
3. No reinforcements with the kids.
4. My side of the bed stays cold, until I warm it up. Harumph.
5. I have to watch The Big Bang Theory alone.
6. I spell everything wrong.
Things that don’t suck about Paul traveling:
1. The countertop isn’t concealed by laptops, notepads, and ball hats.
2. I can watch XFactor without him grumbling.
3. My stack of pumpkin recipes to try is getting smaller.
Clearly those two lists are not balanced, and I would much rather have him home. But him traveling for work does give me a chance to make certain recipes that I know he wouldn’t love. Like this Pumpkin Black Bean Soup! It’s so good.
The pumpkin flavor is actually quite subtle, while adding added nutritional value. Score. If you wanted it to be more dominant, you could probably use more of the puree and cut back on the black beans. Also, I didn’t pulverize it to death because I wanted some chunks. Your call.
Rich, and dreamy delicious, it made dinnertime without him again a little more tolerable.
other pumpkin recipes we love
Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans , rinsed and drained
- 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 medium sweet onion , diced
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- heavy cream , for serving
- Pour the black beans and tomatoes (including their liquid) into a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the bean puree and the remaining ingredients (accept the cream.) Mix until well blended, then simmer for about 15 minutes until thickened.
- Ladle into bowls and serve with a generous drizzle of heavy cream.