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Black Bean Soupwith Pepper Tofu

Black Bean Soup - Black Bean Soup - A vegetarian spin on an irresistible Caribbean classic
Black Bean Soup - A vegetarian spin on an irresistible Caribbean classic


Calories:352 kcal
Preparation:20 min
Ready in:740 min
1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories352 kcal(18%)
Protein26 g(52%)
Fat10 g(13%)
Carbohydrates36 g(14%)
Added Sugar0 g(0%)
Roughage17 g(57%)

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For servings

475 gramsblack Beans
2Onion (about 100 grams)
2Garlic clove
2 stalksCelery (about 150 grams)
1red Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
3 tablespoonsOlive oil
2 litersVegetable broth
2 teaspoonsCumin seeds
1 tablespoonCurry powder
2Bay leaf
2 tablespoonsTomato paste
275 gramsPeppered Tofu
black Pepper (freshly cracked)

Kitchen Utensils

1 Pot, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Bowl


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1 Soak beans overnight in cold water.
2 Drain excess liquid on the following day.
3 Peel the onions and garlic and finely chop.
4 Rinse celery, de-thread if necessary and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) cubes. Halve pepper, remove seeds, rinse and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) cubes.
5 Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a pot. Add onions, garlic, celery and bell pepper and sauté 3 minutes until onions are translucent.
6 Add beans. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
7 Cook over low heat for just under 1 1/2 hours over medium heat, using a slotted spoon to skim excess foam. After 1 hour of cooking, add cumin, curry powder, bay leaves and tomato paste. 
8 Remove bay leaves from the bean soup. Puree half of the bean soup with an immersion blender or in a food processor, then pour back into the pot.
9 Cut tofu into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes. Squeeze 2 tablespoons of juice from the lime.
10 Heat the remaining oil in a pan and sear the tofu until golden brown on all sides. Add tofu to the soup and season with lime juice, salt and pepper.


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