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.