Faith and I needed a quick and easy vegan lunch for today, so I made this black bean soup. I really love this soup. Here's how you make it:
Take 2 cans of your very favorite black beans ( I like Sun-Vista), undrained, and dump them in a pot with 1/2 cup fresh salsa, 1 T. chili powder, and 1 cup broth (I used 1 cup water + 1 t. "Better than Bouillon" vegetable base).
Bring to a boil.
When it has simmered a little (not much), blend it with your stick blender, a lot or just a little--it's up to you. Incidentally, I think a stick blender is one of those gadgets that's "worth it" in the kitchen. You can make lots of healthy blended soups without having to deal with hot liquid in the blender.
That's it--enjoy! I served this with avocado slices and a couple tortilla chips, but it is delicious plain as well.