This black bean soup recipe is healthy, simple to make, and quick (it uses canned beans). Eat it as-is or load it up with your favorite toppings!
Add the oil and onion to a soup pot and sauté it over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, followed by the broth, diced tomatoes, beans, green chilies, red pepper, and spices.
Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Cover the pan with the lid slightly ajar, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
Using either an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend most of the soup (use caution - you may want to let it cool a bit first). You can blend it all, but I like to leave some whole beans in there for texture.
Stir in the lime juice, and season with salt & pepper a needed (I found that I needed to add a fair amount of salt).
Serve as-is or with desired toppings.