Last nights dinner was black bean tortilla soup and it was so good. Yesterday morning I thought I was going to have to make a trip to the grocery. Then I realized that I could probably make due with the food we already had. I think many of us often do that. We make trips to the grocery or eat out when we have plenty of food in the pantry. It’s just not food that we feel like eating at that moment. I’m gonna try really hard to stop that completely in 2017, I really hate wasting food!
So yesterday around 5 I still had no idea what we were going to eat for dinner. So I started going through the fridge and cabinets. I had leftover black beans, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes and corn tortillas and I thought duh why not make black bean tortilla soup. My kitchen was obviously trying to tell me that this is what I needed to make and I’m so glad I did. This recipe came together so fast! Since it’s made with a lot of staple ingredients it’s great to make when you’re running low on food but don’t feel like going to the grocery.
I added one morita pepper to the soup to give it some smokiness and spice, however this is optional. If you are really sensitive to spice then definitely don’t add it. The soup is just as delicious without the spiciness. This soup is delicious garnished with avocado and lime juice. Plus, my family and I really like to munch on radishes with it as well!