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Black Bean soup with avocado recipe

Course: Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Black Bean Soup


  • 100 g black turtle beans
  • 1 heaped tbsp of epazote
  • 1 dried Mexican chilli
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 2 avocado leaves.
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Scoop sour cream or creme fraiche to garnish
  • 1 avocado, sliced, to garnish
  • 1 lime, a squeeze in each bowl
  • handful fresh coriander, to garnish


  • Sling all the ingredients into a pot of cold water. Leave to soak for a couple of hours.
  • Then bring to a boil and simmer for half an hour. Put on a lid, go watch the game and put it on for another half hour when you return.
  • I served with a scoop of sour cream, some avocado slices, a squeeze of lime, and fresh coriander.