|Black Bean Soup|
|Black beans, salsa, celery, carrots, and 1/2 of an onion|
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup water
1 cup of prepared or fresh tomato salsa
1 can of drained and rinsed black beans
Chop vegies. The exact amount isn't that important and neither is the combination. The point is to add a bit of bulk. The veggies don't need to be evenly chopped either as I plan to purree the mixture in a blender for a smooth soup. I hate the complaining about chunks in soup.....you could leave it a little courser, texture can be nice at time.
Heat oil in a medium sauce pan
Add veggies and saute until starting to brown the onions a bit
Add the water and salsa
Continue to gently boil until veggies are tender - about 20 minutes
Add the beans
Pour into a blender or use a stick blender to puree to desired consistency
Reseason with a bit of salt, pepper, cumin, paprika etc.. to give the soup some zest.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheddar, chips....it's all good.
A quick and satistying lunch.
I watched the movie Red last week with Bruce Willis. He's not getting any younger but was great in his role as a retired secret agent. He was called "grandpa" as a taunt by a younger agent. As the fist fight starts between them, the old Aerosmith song, Back in the Saddle starts up. A great scene - old guy still kicking butt.
As for me....I'm back in the saddle, preparing regular meals with all the four food groups.
|I love these - 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus each|
|My plate is upper right - the minimalist|
Weight Watchers Points for soup - 3 points for oil, 7 points for beans, no points for veg..10 points for the pan or 2 points for a nice sized serving. Extra points for cheese, chips, sour cream, Taquitos etc. The taquito and soup make for a 4 point meal. for me.