Chipotle black bean soup with lime-pickled onions

Chipotle black bean soup with lime-pickled onions

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus pickling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Use storecupboard pulses in this healthy, Mexican-inspired soup - freshen it up with sweet onions, coriander and soured cream

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
190
protein
9g
carbs
26g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
10g
sugar
6g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • juice 2 limes
  • 2 small red onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tbsp chipotle paste, or Tabasco, to taste
  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400ml vegetable stock
  • half-fat soured cream, to serve
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • crisp tortilla chips, to serve

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Method

  1. To make the lime-pickled onions, combine ½ the lime juice and ½ the onions in a small bowl, and season. Leave to pickle for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and remaining onions, and season. Cook for 8 mins or until the onions are translucent. Add the spices and chipotle purée, cook for 1 min, then add the beans, stock and remaining lime juice. Simmer for 15 mins, then purée in a blender.
  3. Pour the soup into a clean pan to reheat. Serve with a little of the drained pickled onions, topped with a small drizzle of soured cream and some coriander, and the tortillas on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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kathy535's picture

The site won't let me rate this but I'd give it 3.5 stars. The lime flavour was a little overwhelming for me (maybe I had very Limey limes!) but it was quick and easy to do and I liked the pickled onions. I toned the limeness down with soured cream which went very well indeed.

fredman's picture

VERY delicious! But I had to add more than 1/2 tbsp. of the spices as I like my
Mexican food hot. Thank you for posting this easy and tasty recipe!

Fridays cook's picture
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unusual and full of flavour.

pfurner's picture

Made this tonight. Very quick to make and souper (!) tasty. The marinated onion really tops this off. Highly recommended.

janerowe's picture
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This soup is so delicious and filling! I couldn't find black beans in my local Asda but Sainsbury's had them. I think the lime gives the soup a real lift, I will definitely be making this again, great recipe for a fasting day if you do the 5:2 diet :-)

meelypops's picture
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Five stars!

meelypops's picture
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Easy peasy and delish, I made this exactly as the recipe suggested and it needed no adjustment. My smoked paprika was a hot smoked paprika which meant it ended up pretty poky but very much to my taste. The lime-pickled onions added great colour, some zing and a but of crunch. We also had some chargrilled chicken and guacamole on the side.

zeezee123's picture
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Made this last night and was so beautiful. Didn't make the lime onions though. I also used kidney beans and found some chipotle paste and smoked paprika - worth the extra expense. I also used 500 ml of veg stock (melting stock cube). Will have to 'double up' next time and fill up my freezer. Had to blend with a stick blender which was a bit messy.

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Oops forgot to rate

sarahpagey's picture
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Made this tonight for dinner as saw it on the front page & thought it looked interesting - and it was awesome! Cheered up a boyfriend suffering with a cold - 'one of the best soups he'd ever tasted', apparently! The flavours were really different and refreshing, but it was still a warm and comforting soup. Used kidney beans and just a fresh chilli instead of Tabasco as that was what was in the cupboard... The lime pickled onions are totally worth the (slight) extra faff too!

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