Black Bean Soup - healthy, hearty and satisfying black bean soup loaded with layers of flavors and a good dose of beans, sweet potatoes and other spices. Can be made completely vegan without sacrificing the taste. Absolutely waist-friendly!
Heat the olive / canola oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add the onions, garlic, thyme, ginger, paprika, jalapeño and sauté, stirring occasionally until onions are soft and translucent - about 6-7 minutes. Do not brown.
Add the black beans, potatoes, tomatoes, bay leaf, bouillon powder, chicken and salt .
Sauce for about a minute or two , add broth then bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for about 25 minutes or more until potatoes are tender and soup has a creamy consistency.
Adjust seasonings and thickness of soup according to preference with broth and spices.
Remove, garnish with fresh parsley leaves or cilantro and serve warm with corn bread and avocado