Mama reminded me that I have a bean soup with lime, from Laurie Colwin, a black bean soup. So I'll be making that this week.
And maybe adding some molasses!
Black Bean Soup
This recipe is from a wonderful food essay book by Laurie Colwin, which Andrea and Kerry loaned us. Yum!
2 cups dried black beans
2-12 oz. cans beef broth
28 oz. can peeled tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 onion, minced
2-3 small potatoes, chopped
Soak beans in cold water to cover for one hour and drain them. Combine in large pot with beef broth and tomatoes. Add 1 cup of water, garlic, onion, and potatoes. Cover the pot and simmer for a long time (on a flame tamer, 5 hours). Stir in the juice of 1 lime.
You can puree part of the soup in the blender, or all of it, or none, depending on desired texture. It can also be served hot or cold.
Laurie Colwin, More Home Cooking