For some health reasons I’m kicking all salt out of my diet. I’m not really a salt eater to begin with so you’d think this would be easy. That stuff is hidden everywhere! I used a recipe I got out of an old cookbook we got here in Atlanta at Emory Hospital while my dad was spending a (long) time there. It’s called, Emory Seasons Entertaining Atlanta Style”. It has some great recipes, many of them healthy and in keeping with low fat, low salt, low cal and any other “low” in the name of health form of cooking.
CHUNKY BLACK BEAN SOUP
4 (15 OZ) Cans Low Sodium Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed. (Even is it says low sodium, don’t let that fool you! Rinse the beans!)
2 Cups water
1 Cup chopped celery
1 Cup chopped onion
2 Cloves Garlic, minced (plus more if you like a lot of garlic)
1 Tsp Dry Mustard
1/2 Tsp Cumin
2 Tsp Olive Oil
2 Beef Flavored Bouillon Cube
Pepper to taste
1/2 Cup dry white wine (optional)
Garnishes of your choice: cheese, sour cream, parsley, greek yogart, diced scallions
Combine everything but wine in medium pan and simmer 20 minutes
Puree’ Half of the mixture in a blender according to taste
Return to pan. Add wine and keep warm until ready to serve.
Serve with favorite garnishes, and if you are in my family, Hot Sauce!
That’s it! How easy is that?
What’s for dinner today?
Have a great one!