This is a spicy, fruity black bean pureed soup that goes well with a small scoop of sour cream

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the olive oil in a deep, heavy pot, and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and 1 red pepper; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans. Add the mango, banana, cumin, ginger, and hot pepper sauce; stir and cook until fruit softens. Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring soup mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid reduces, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  • Place soup in batches into a blender, and blend until smooth; or use a stick blender to blend in the soup pot. Serve garnished with dollops of sour cream and sprinkled with red bell pepper.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 563.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
This soup is my new favorite black bean recipe. I used 4 cloves of garlic and 3 cans of beans. I pureed the fruit with a little water in the blender instead of cooking to soften (banana was very ripe). I had to make myself add that fruit but it absolutely made the soup. I also didn't puree the entire soup just used the stick blender and gave it a quick buzz. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2009
I thought that this tasted like a sweet bean dip. I don't reccommond blending the soup if you actually want it to be soup. If you want bean dip blend away. Read More
(15)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
This soup is my new favorite black bean recipe. I used 4 cloves of garlic and 3 cans of beans. I pureed the fruit with a little water in the blender instead of cooking to soften (banana was very ripe). I had to make myself add that fruit but it absolutely made the soup. I also didn't puree the entire soup just used the stick blender and gave it a quick buzz. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
This is an awesome blend of flavors - don't be afraid of the combination. It's very satisfying and even my kids loved it. I didn't find I needed to puree the soup; it was cooked down pretty well on its own and we liked the small chunks of beans that were left. Thanks will make again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2009
I thought that this tasted like a sweet bean dip. I don't reccommond blending the soup if you actually want it to be soup. If you want bean dip blend away. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2008
I made this recipe exactly as written except I forgot the hot sauce. Even so I was expecting a much stronger sweet/fruity taste. Also mine was much lighter in color than the one in the picture. I think next time I'll add another can of black beans to thicken it and maybe try a different brand of coconut milk. The soup was still really good; it just wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I kinda felt like chopping the banana and mango was a waste of time because I could barely taste it. I also think I would consider only blending part of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2010
Husband thought this was better than average I thought it was GREAT. I used 3 cans of black beans and 4 cloves of garlic and only 3/4 banana. I also used chicken broth instead of veggie broth because I was out. Turned out perfect. Next time I might throw some cilantro on there. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2007
My husband loved this no one else (two kids and a brother-in-law) commented or got seconds. I served it over rice to make a meal. A little too sweet for my taste but I'll probably make it again for my husband. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Excellent soup. Partially hand blended and served with cilantro as suggested by a previous review. Thought of the Carrebean Rum drinks and dreadlocks. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
Turned out exactly as I imagined it would. Very tasty! I didn't alter the recipe but next time I'll add more hot sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
Amazingly Wonderful!! Made just as stated except added a whole jalepeno with the onions...just wonderful Spicy with a hint of sweet! Do not be afraid of the odd sounding mix of ingredients you will not be sorry. Thank You So Much Doug for sharing this! Read More
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