for Cinco de Mayo
Happy Spring! It is almost
May, which means green grass, flowers and…snow?
We did in fact have snow just last weekend here in southern
Wisconsin—kind of a cruel trick from Mother Nature. As much as spring is warm and wonderful, it can
also be unpredictable. So, it is
probably a good idea to keep soup in mind for those cooler days. And, since we are leading up to Cinco de
Mayo, what better choice than Black Bean Soup?
Like most soups, this one is easy to tinker with by adjusting the seasonings to suit your personal preference. The inspiration for this recipe comes from two different sources: one is Cookie and Kate and the other is the cookbook It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow. Both of these sources have a great soup with slightly different qualities. I decided to make a version that combined the best of both and—Voila!—a delicious soup was born!!