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  Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup Recipe

Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup Recipe

Entered by: DanisFan
Categories: Soups

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Pumpkin soup is one of my all time favorite QuickBites. Aside from the fact that it's a comfort dish and goes great with just about everything it's also the ultimate dish that reminds me of my favorite season: Fall! So give this dish a try and let me know if it becomes a Fall classic this year in your home as well.

Attributed to:Dani Spies

Ingredients

Servings: 4 Change to: US Metric

(cayenne pepper, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, lime, onion, pepper, pumpkin, salt)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed & drained
2 15 oz. cans of pumpkin puree
32 oz. vegetable broth
2 tsp cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper
zest of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

 
Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup
1. Heat olive oil in a 5qt pot over medium high heat. Stir in onions and garlic and allow to cook 4-5 minutes or until tender.
2. Turn heat down to medium and add black beans, pumpkin puree, cumin, cayenne, and veggie broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
3. Stir in lime zest. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Pumpkin Trivia
Pumpkins are orange because they contain massive amounts of lutein, alpha- and beta-carotene. These nutrients turn to vitamin A in the body.

The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,469 lb (666 kg). Raised by Larry Checkon from Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania in 2005, it is technically a "squash," Cucurbita maxima, and was of the public variety "Atlantic Giant," which is the "giant" variety - culminated from the simple hubbard squash by enthusiast farmers through intermittent effort since the mid 1800's. However, this record is being challenged by Ron Wallace of Rhode Island, who raised an alleged 1,502 pound pumpkin in 2006.

When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, baked, and roasted, or made into various kinds of pie, alone or mixed with other fruit; while small and green it may be eaten in the same way as the vegetable marrow. It can also be eaten mashed at autumn holidays or incorporated into soup. When you pour milk in a pumpkin and bake it, it makes pudding.


 
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