Chicken… SO last season. Chickpeas are where it’s at, people.
Ok so I actually just think meat is yucky, and I love chickpeas, and I wish everyone else loved them as much as I do.
These babies were delicious. We threw them in a taco shell with some lettuce and *bam*, vegan dinner right there.
My friend has eaten with me enough to know that I like to take pictures of everything, but I might have been pushing it when I grabbed his plate, stuck it in the light box, and snapped a few shots. (I realized I didn’t have a picture of the finished product!!) Hehe 🙂 But doesn’t it look good?
Vegan Black Bean Soup (adapted from this WW recipe)
- 2 cups black beans
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vegetable broth (I used the kind that is supposed to taste like chicken)
- 1 med onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp cilantro (I didn’t have fresh cilantro, so I just used the dried stuff)
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp lime juice (I just use the concentrate stuff)
- dash of chili powder
- black pepper to taste
Dice your onion and cook it in a skillet with the garlic and olive oil, until it’s nice and tender. In a pot, bring the water and broth to a boil and add in your beans. Add in all the spices + cooked onions, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool, slightly and then throw it into a blender or food processor (or vita mix, hehe) and puree until almost smooth. I like to leave it a little bit chunky. (I actually pureed it, and then added a few more beans, for maximum chunkiness.) I then topped it with tortilla strips. So tasty.
So we ended up with a pretty good [Vegan] Mexican themed dinner.
This meal was followed by an epic night of dancing at the Girl Talk concert. Fun stuff 🙂
What was the best meal you had this weekend?