Ellie Krieger's Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup with Avocado-Mango Salad

Added to Recipes on Thu 07/08/2010

Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup Ingredients

7 medium tomatoes, quartered

1 large onion, cut into large pieces

3 cloves garlic, peeled

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

5 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

2 (15.5-oz) cans black beans (preferably low sodium), drained and rinsed

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce

1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Preheat the oven to 375 deg F. Toss the tomatoes, onion and garlic with the oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl, then transfer to baking sheet. Roast until the garlic cloves have softened, the edges of the onions are browned, and the tomatoes have collapsed, 35-40 minutes, stirring once after the first 20 minutes.

Transfer the roasted vegetable mixture to a 4-quart saucepan. Add the broth, beans, cumin, chili powder and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend until smooth with an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender. Stir in the hot sauce. Divide among 4 bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Avocado-Mango Salad Ingredients
4 large Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

1 medium mango, pitted, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced into rounds

4 lime wedges

1/4 tsp salt

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Place a lettuce leaf on each serving plate. Arrange 4-5 slices each of avocado and mango, alternating them in a row, into each lettuce cup. Top each with a  few onion rounds, and then squeeze lime wedge over each salad. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

For more recipes by Ellie Krieger, purchase So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week by Ellie Krieger (John Wiley and Sons, Inc.)