California Avocado Black Bean Soup

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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27 g
Total Fat
55 g
Total Carbs
18 g
10 mg


Serves: 6
Tbsp.  olive oil
  small onion, diced
  cloves garlic, minced
  uncooked bacon, chopped
Tbsp.  chili powder
cups  medium or hot salsa
cans  black beans, (15-oz. each), drained
cups  chicken broth
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
  lime, zest only
    Shredded cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes for garnish, optional

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  1. In a large stock pot sauté onion, garlic and bacon in olive oil for approximately 5 minutes, or until onions are soft and bacon is crisp.
  2. Add chili powder and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the salsa, black beans and chicken broth. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove 1 cup of soup mixture and carefully puree in a food processor. Return to the pot, stirring to incorporate pureed mixture fully.
  5. Stir in diced California Avocado and lime zest. Heat through.
  6. Serve warm, adding cheese, sour cream and diced tomatoes for garnish.
Calories 500
Total Fat 27 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 45 g
Monounsaturated Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat g
Total Carbs 55 g
Dietary Fiber 24 g
Total Sugar 6 g
Protein 18 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 1690 mg
Potassium mg

Vitamin A 48 mcg; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 95 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 104 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.19 g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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