When the weather is cold outside, the need for a warm soup is real! This black bean soup made with carrots, onion, and celery is a delicious recipe to make for just such a day. The best part is that the soup can be adorned with any number of toppings to make it truly customized!
Heat the oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-low heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and salt. Cover and cook the vegetables to soften but not brown, 5-6 minutes.
1 medium onion, 2 ribs celery, 2 medium carrots, 1 ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp neutral oil
Once the vegetables are softened, remove the lid and add the garlic, jalapeño, and cumin. Stir until the garlic and cumin are fragrant, 1 minute. Add the black beans and salsa. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.