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Spiced black bean & chicken soup with kale

Spiced black bean & chicken soup with kale

  • 2 tbsp mild olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s…

  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • small bunch coriander stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
  • zest 1 lime, then cut into wedges

    Lime

    ly-m
    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 175g kale, thick stalks removed, leaves shredded

    Kale

    kay-el
    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 250g leftover roast or ready-cooked chicken

    Chicken

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    Chicken’s many plus points – its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 50g feta, crumbled, to serve

    Feta

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    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history – nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • flour & corn tortillas, toasted, to serve (see tip)

    Tortilla

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    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added – frequently sliced cooked…

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the garlic, coriander stalks and lime zest, then fry for 2 mins until fragrant. Stir in the cumin and chilli flakes, fry for 1 min more, then tip in the tomatoes, beans and stock. Bring to the boil, then crush the beans against the bottom of the pan a few times using a potato masher. This will thicken the soup a little.
  2. Stir the kale into the soup, simmer for 5 mins or until tender, then tear in the chicken and let it heat through. Season to taste with salt, pepper and juice from half the lime, then serve in shallow bowls, scattered with the feta and a few coriander leaves. Serve the remaining lime in wedges for the table, with the toasted tortillas on the side. The longer you leave the chicken in the pan, the thicker the soup will become, so add a splash more stock if you can’t serve the soup straight away. http://stokvideolar.com