Smoky Black Bean Bisque
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Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Smoky Black Bean Bisque

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the carrot, corn and onion and cook until the vegetables being to soften, about 8 minutes. Season with salt.
  2. Add the garlic, chile powder and cumin and cook until the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beans, chipotle and adobo sauce and stir just to combine. Pour in the stock and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer and cook until thick and creamy, 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt, if necessary. Puree the hot soup with a hand blender, if desired, or leave chunky. Serve in soup bowls with the cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.