The Confident Kitchen Series
We have experienced typical March weather – in like a lion and out like a lamb. On one particular day this month, on a short drive home after a grocery outing, the weather patterns provided a complete flip-flop ranging from sun, rain, sleet, snow, slush, wind, and then rain again. My drive home ended with a beautiful rainbow. It was definitely an awe-inspiring moment. As beautiful as this scene was, the chill in the air made me long for something comforting and warm. No question that a hearty soup was in order – Home Welcoming Hearty Black Bean Soup.
This is a soup that is easily and quickly made using common pantry ingredients. It tastes even better the next day and it also freezes well. If you have never used cumin before, I encourage you to try this recipe. Cumin has a distinct fragrance and gives this soup its smoky earthy flavour. Cooking the cumin, paprika and cayenne first in the oil/vegetable mixture releases the spice oils and heightens the flavours of the soup. This recipe for Home Welcoming Hearty Black Bean Soup recipe with Fresh Tomato Herb Salsa is one of my favourites and ready to eat in 30 minutes. Serve with chunks of good hearty bread and Cheddar Cheese.