Posted by: mosblog | July 10, 2008

A Yummy Soup Recipe for Summer!

So it’s summer, and we’ve been on the South Beach Diet for a couple of weeks now. I don’t actually like talking about it, but had to share a recipe from it that’s really yummy. We don’t usually eat soup in the summer, especially when it’s 108 outside….but we’re trying to be really good with eating right, so you do whatcha gotta do! Here it is. Hope you try it and like it! This is from the South Beach Diet book, but with some changes that I made.

Black Bean / Chicken Soup

In a saucepan, heat 1 TB extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add 4 thinly sliced green onions, 1 thinly sliced celery stalk, 1 thinly sliced and quartered zucchini, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1/8 tsp cayenne, a pinch of salt and a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Cook, stirring occassionally, until vegetables soften. Add 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans and their liquid, 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices, and 1 1/2 cups lower-sodium chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, then add 2 fully cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Return to a simmer and cook for another 10 minutes. When serving, you can add some reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cilantro, and a dolup of non-fat sour cream. Freezes well, and reheats well.



  1. thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve been toying with South beach diet recipes for some time. This one sounds really good.

  2. Ooh! Sounds yummy!

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