I made the most delicious black bean soup variation today! I wanted to add some extra nutritional variety, and I had some pumpkin left over from baking low fat brownies this weekend. I think the changes were fantastic- and so easy! Here's the basic recipe.
Upgraded Black Bean Soup, serves 2-4 (don't you hate that? does it serve 2 or 4??? well, I'd say 2 as a meal, 4 if served with a salad...)
1 can black bean soup
1-1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
1 cup smoky salsa, like Frontera's Double Roasted Tomato salsa or a chipotle flavored salsa
1 tablespoon chili seasoning/ chili powder
about 1 cup vegetable broth or water (or any broth)
garnish with fresh cilantro and (vegan) sour cream
Combine black bean soup, pumpkin, salsa, and chili seasoning. Add broth to desired consistency. Garnish. Eat and enjoy the healthy deliciousness!