Watch out, it is really spicy but I totally love it. Didn’t use coconut oil because we didn’t have it, however, I still loved the flavor very much.
Spicy Black Bean and Coconut Soup
Nigerian frejon, a smooth puree of beans and coconut milk, inspired this rich, flavorful soup that happens to be vegetarian (even vegan). We blend only a portion of the bean mixture so the soup is lightly thickened, not a heavy puree, with lots of texture from creamy whole beans. If possible, use unrefined coconut oil—it adds extra coconut flavor and aroma; if not available, refined coconut oil works fine.
tablespoons coconut oil (see note), divided
medium red onion, finely chopped, plus more to serve
01In a large pot over medium-high, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 2½ cups water, the coconut milk, habanero, allspice, thyme and 1½ teaspoons salt, then bring to a simmer. Add the beans and cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a simmer, for 20 minutes.
Did you forgot to remove the halved habanero? I loved the soup and didn't find it very spicy at all!
The crunchy onions at the end add the best interest. Not too spicy.
This was amazing! The coconut milk and hint of allspice combined with the thyme and black beans is a surprising treat for the taste buds. We like it spicy at out house so I used 2 habaneros and blended up 1/2 of one of the habaneros. This is a keeper.
The habanero added a touch more heat than we liked.
The amount and management of tomatos mentioned is missing from directions and demo.
The tomatoes serve as a garnish for this dish, which is why we didn't include an amount. It's totally up to your discretion, and as stated in the ingredients list, the tomatoes should be cored and chopped.
The Milk Street Team
The recipe calls for 5 tablespoons of coconut oil (see note), but I so not see a note referencing the coconut oil. Help???
As stated in the recipe description, "If possible, use unrefined coconut oil—it adds extra coconut flavor and aroma; if not available, refined coconut oil works fine."
The Milk Street Team
Just made this soup and it was delicious! Two thumbs up! Does anyone know if this freezes well?
This was so different and delicious. It almost reminded me of a chowder. I did a few things differently....cooked up some dried black beans with some dried peppers and onions, left out the habanero, added the chopped tomato into the soup, and added collards. And I thought it was great by itself, so I just put out limes for each person to squeeze on if they wanted. This is definitely my new go to black bean soup recipe!
It's time to make this again. I made it and accidentally lost most of the pepper since it cooked down so much. It was delicious and not too spicy.
Excellent! used half of the pepper and heat-level was perfect.
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