Spicy Tomato and White Bean Soup - Cooking Light

Cooking Light Soup
Happy New Year!

I am finally posting my first post of 2010. I have been really busy with the visit of my two older kids that came from Ontario. We had such a great time.

For this month Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club we are making Soups & Stews. I prepared a Spicy Tomato and White Bean Soup. This soup is ready in less than 15 minutes because you do use the food processor to chop the fresh vegetables. Instead of navy beans I used black beans. This soup was refreshing and healthy.

See what these following bloggers are cooking this month:

More Than Burnt Toast: Spicy Chicken Stew
Aggie's Kitchen: Orange-Saffron Shrimp and Snapper Stew
Mom's Cooking Club: Spicy Sausage Chili
The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch: Shrimp and Butternut Squash in Coconut Milk Broth


Ingredients:14 oz can fat-free chicken broth
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
16 oz can navy beans, rinsed
1 medium poblano chile, halved and seeded
1/2 onion cut into 6
1 pint (473ml) grape tomatoes
1/4 cup (or more) cilantro
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp OO
salt to taste

1- Combine 1 cup broth, spices and beans in a dutch oven over med-high heat.
2- In a food processor combine remaining broth, poblano and onion, pulse until vegetables are chopped. Add to the dutch oven.
3- In a food processor add tomatoes and cilantro and process until coarsely chopped. Add to the dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
4- Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice, olive oil and salt.
5- Serve with cilantro (optional).

Source: Spicy Tomato and White Bean Soup


  1. Wow that is super delicous soup and ilove spicy soups, itopen up your nose when you have a cold.

  2. Non nom nom...I love spicy soup, and this bowlful is right for the weather. Delicious! Happy 2010 Helene!! Have a great New Year!!

  3. This was an excellent way to start the new year Helene. I hope you had a chance to share this delicious soup with you family.Thanks for bringing it to the table:D

  4. Welcome back, Helene!!! What a healthy way to start 2010!!!!

  5. Helene, your photo of the soup is gorgeous....actually much more spectacular than CL's. Maybe they should hire you as their food stylist. This sounds like just the recipe for back to eating healthy.

  6. Happy New Year, Helene! This looks like a wonderful winter soup!

  7. Une très belle année 2010 à toi aussi:)

  8. I love the sound of this soup.. so deliciously warm and comforting.Spicy tomatoes with the beans, it would warm me right up in this frigid weather.

  9. Helene... Happy New Years and welcome back! This is a terrific soup and I love the spicy 'kick', as well.

    This would be good for our cold winter days. Thanks...

  10. Well Bonne Année!! Beaucoup de bonheur..pour toi et les tiens~Looks so good!

  11. Simple, delicious, and comforting! That's what I like about your soup.

  12. Happy New Year! Your soup looks so hearty and at the same time very inviting. It's great that you share with us your "light" recipes - I finally stepped on a scale today after the holidays - yikes! I definitely need more of these recipes!

  13. well, i enjoy tomato soup, and a surefire way to improve it is to add beans. any beans. many beans. i love beans. :)

  14. Happy New Year Helene! What a healthy soup you "brought" for our first gathering of the year. I like that it takes no time to put together. Would be great as a light lunch too. Thanks for sharing.

  15. That soup looks very healthy n delicious!

  16. I love the spicy flavors of this soup, delicious! Happy 2010!

  17. I like spicy foods during cold weathers! It makes me feel warm. The weather really gives me the chills! i badly need this soup!
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  18. I'm on a soup kick right now (with the unseasonably cold weather). The spicy tomato and white bean combo sounds perfect together.

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  20. Welcome back Helene. Happy to hear you had a fab time with your family. Wishing you happy 2010! What a deliciously looking soup. I love spicy bean soup. Wonderful for this weather.

  21. nothing is better than soups and stews during cold weather! white beans is something I've not made in a while, but we call judias... won't tell you the meaning behind it tho! LOL!

  22. Helene this soup look delicious! gloria

  23. Happy New Year! A warm bowl of tomato and bean soup sounds great right now!

  24. This soup would go over big in my house, especially during this dreary weather. Beautiful to look at and it sounds so delicious. And a very very Happy & Healthy 2010 to you and your family!

  25. Les petites soupes d'après les fêtes sont toujours les bienvenues ! Celle-ci à l'air délicieuse ...

  26. I copied this recipe to try as it looks easy and delightfully tasty...I am a big big soup fan. I would eat soup every day for lunch if left to my own devices. This looks great, and I love the idea of the black beans in it.

  27. Welcome back Hélène!

    That soup looks like it would be just the thing to enjoy on this wet, chilly day ~ and the fact that it is healthful and fast to the table is terrific.

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  28. Une belle soupe comme on les aime!
    Je te souhaite une bonne et heureuse année!

  29. I love using the food processor for meals - makes things so much easier!


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