Latin Style Black Bean Soup
March 18, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
A longtime symbol of fertility, black beans were once thought to be so risqué that nuns were forbidden to eat them, for fear the legumes would lure them into breaking their chastity vows. Whoa. Whether you believe them to be an aphrodisiac or just a great low-fat, high-fiber protein source, black beans make an alluring soup. When cooked, they carry a mushroom-ish, almost meaty flavor that translates into rich, creamy broth. We've mixed ours with a luscious, Latin-Style seasoning blend that includes garlic, chipotle and cumin. It's strikingly smooth, welcoming additions like corn, rice, salsa, sour cream or, if you're feeling flirtatious, a can of our Organic Black Beans (inside). Vegan and gluten free, Trader Joe's Latin Style Black Bean Soup is bewitching at $2.79 for a 32 fluid ounce container.
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