© Phoebe Lapin
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Serves : 4

For a healthier version of this crema, try using nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. Slideshow: More Quick & Easy Soups

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, heat the oil. Sauté the onion over medium-high heat until soft, 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until fragrant, 2 minutes.

Step 2    

Stir in the black beans, stock and chipotle, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium-low heat until the beans are tender and the soup has thickened, 20 minutes.

Step 3    

Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pot and taste for seasoning.

Step 4    

In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5    

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve alongside the cilantro crema.

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