February 2, 2017

National Homemade Soup Day

Homemade Soup Day (February 4)

Warm up with this heart-healthy, budget friendly Black Bean Soup


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 2 16-oz. canned, low-sodium black beans (undrained)
  • 1 15-oz. can, no-salt-added, diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Optional: fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Spray a large pot with cooking spray (or oil), over medium-high heat add onion and cook until translucent (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add garlic, cumin and jalapeno and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the beans and lightly mash with a masher or a fork.
  4. Add tomatoes and broth – bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Served topped with fresh cilantro (optional).