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Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Smoky Black Turtle Bean Soup


  • 2 cups Eden Dried Black Beans
  • 2 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium red, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup Eden Bonito Flakes, crumbled, optional
  • 1 tsp Eden Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions or parsley, for garnish


Sort, rinse and soak beans as box directs. Drain beans and discard soaking water. Heat oil in a soup pot and sauté the onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeno, bell pepper, celery, and cumin. Sauté about 5 minutes. Add soaked beans, water, brewed coffee and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, skim off any foam that rises to the surface, and reduce the flame to medium-low. Cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours until the beans are tender. Remove the bay leaves and add the sea salt. Cover and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve soup garnished with chopped scallions and a dollop of plain organic yogurt or sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 289 calories, 6 g fat (17% calories from fat), 16 g protein, 46 g carbohydrate, 23 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium

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