Silky smooth Easy Vegan Cuban Black Bean Soup! This is the perfect summer soup to cool you off and make you feeling like you’re living in a tropical paradise.
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There are two kinds of foods that I can’t get enough of during the hot and sultry months of summer. Fresh, raw, crisp salads and hot and spicy anything is what I crave when the temperatures soar. If I can have them both in one meal, even better. When my hubby, the Breakfast King took over the kitchen on a Saturday night a few weeks ago, this is what he made, and I was one happy lady.
This spicy, savory, and creamy gluten-free Cuban black bean soup is BOMB. It’s so full of flavor, just look at the ingredients. It’s filled with black beans, roasted sweet bell peppers, a poblano pepper, onion, shallot, lime, cilantro, fresh sage, smoked paprika, cumin, and red wine. When those ingredients are blended into one thick and silky soup and topped with cool diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of vegan cheese, it’s nirvana, or Havana. 😉
It may seem counter-intuitive to eat hot and spicy black bean soup on a hot and sticky summer day, but it’s not at all. Strangely enough, eating hot and spicy food actually cools you down. If you’re skeptical, take a look at this, then come back and make a big batch of this black bean soup.
HOW TO MAKE CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP AT HOME
It couldn’t be easier to make this soup at home. It takes a few steps, but each one is basic and simple. Just follow along with me.
Simmer the black beans in water for approximately 40 minutes.
Roast the peppers in the oven until they’re blackened.
Sauté the onion and shallot in a pan and deglaze with red wine. Drink some wine while you’re cooking to ensure the most pleasant culinary experience.
Scrape the blackened skin off of the peppers and add them to the pot of black beans with the onion and shallots.
Add the spices and herbs to the beans and puree with an immersion blender. If you don’t have a stick blender you can use your blender.
That’s it, just follow those simple steps and you’ll have the most delicious pot of spicy vegan Cuban black bean soup you’ve ever had. Serve it with this salad for a complete meal.
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