Heart Healthy "Instant Pot" Recipe - Spicy Black Bean Soup

Here's a recipe that is PERFECT for a 
that is completed in an
Instant Pot
(this recipe can be made without an instant pot - just not as fast!)

This recipe has

NO dairy, 

NO meat & 

NO oil!  

Here's a healthy method of making a GOOD & tasty soup that will hit the spot.  It's a soup with a spicy kick - perfect with a "Mexican Cuisine" twist! Add some healthy chips, cilantro, avocado...  to enhance the flavor!   

Spicy Black Bean Soup

1/2 cup Water
1 Onion; chopped
3 cloves of Garlic; chopped
1 Jalapeno, chopped
1/2 cup shredded Carrots
1 Bell Pepper; chopped (I used red - sweeter taste)
4 tsp. ground Cumin
2 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 can (15 oz.) Corn; drained
3 cans (15 oz.) Black beans; drained
4 cups Vegetable Broth
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
1/4 cup Cilantro; chopped
Salt & pepper - to taste
Toppings:  avocado, tortilla chips, jalapeno, cilantro...

In the instant pot, on SAUTE' setting - add 1/2 cup of the broth, chopped onions, jalapeno and garlic and saute' for 3-5 minutes.  Add carrots, bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, beans, corn and broth.

Switch to SOUP mode - set for 15 minutes and cook. Following the instant pot cooking manual - release the steam.  Remove lid carefully.  With an immersion blender, blend about half of the soup, still leaving whole beans in tact.  Blend more for a smoother texture or less for a chunkier texture, depending on preference.  Stir in lime juice and cilantro.  Do a taste test to see if needs more salt or pepper and adjust accordingly.  Serve with your favorite toppings.  Enjoy!

Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared your Spicy Black Bean Soup! Don't have any instant pot - no problem.  Check out the original recipe.  This recipe was altered from the one here at this link - The Glowing Fridge.  Want to know more about why I purchased an INSTANT POT - check this link!

Interested in making your own VEGETABLE BROTH - try this link out!  It's much better than the store bought brands - that's a promise!

Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...