It's soup season in the Northern Hemisphere (ktnflag will just have to wait six months, thpthtpth!), and I just tried out the ultra-simple black bean and salsa soup recipe posted by brandelion to the comments of another recipe in cooking.
I fudged the recipe a little: instead of green onion, I chopped up a plain old yellow onion, sautéed it until clear, then processed it in with the beans and salsa, and I used chicken broth instead of vegetable.
This is amazingly good soup, especially for a recipe so simple and fast. Complex layering of flavors: the tartness and heat of the salsa, the richness and tartness of the sour cream, all on top of the earthiness and body of the beans. Mmmm, just wonderful. I can't imagine a better winter soup. Best new recipe I've found in months.
Go make it immediately!
I must now go try the original recipe in the thread (I tried brandelion 's first because I had been looking for a better black bean soup recipe for a long time).
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