Black bean soup with poached egg, salsa and corn tortillas
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Black bean soup with poached egg, salsa and corn tortillas

I saw this on a cooking travel program (I forget which) and really liked the poached egg in the soup so added it to my repertoire. Great South American flavours! 🌶

Philip Pantelides

Ingredients

2 people
  1. 800 g Black beans
  2. 3 red onions
  3. 2 celery stalks
  4. 1 green pepper
  5. 1 orange or red pepper
  6. 2 red chillis
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. 5 Springs fresh thyme or rosemary
  9. 1 bunch coriander
  10. 6 corn tortillas
  11. 6 eggs
  12. 1 lime
  13. 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  14. 1 tsp Sesame oil
  15. Pinch salt
  16. Pinch pepper

Steps

40mins
  1. Finely chop 2 onions, celery, herbs (rosemary / thyme) and garlic

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  2. Poor a glug of oil in a pot, sweat the chopped ingredients on a medium heat

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  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the peppers, coriander stalks and 1 chilli

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  4. Add to the pan and cook for 15min

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  5. While the veg are cooking, chop the remaining onion, coriander and chilli

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  6. Mix in a bowl with salt, pepper, juice of the lime, red wine vinegar and a touch of oil to make the salsa 💃

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  7. Add the beans including liquid and simmer on a medium heat for 30mins

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  8. Once the beans have reduced blend half the mixture with a hand blender to retain add some texture. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

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  9. For the last 3 mins drop in the eggs and poach

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  10. Serve with corn tortillas and top with the salsa. Enjoy!

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