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Black Bean Enchilada Soup


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This recipe is inspired by the Mexican dish enchilada. An enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a savoury sauce (often chili-based). Enchiladas can be filled with various ingredients, including beans, potatoes, vegetables, among others.

What if you leave out the corn tortilla and incorporate the fillings and the sauce into a different dish, for example, a soup? Well, that's pretty much what I did and it turned out great! This soup is based on potatoes and black beans, in combination with a chili-tomato sauce, also known as enchilada sauce. To finish it off, I've added some fresh parsley, roasted red bell pepper and cashew cream as toppings.

This dish is a great source of fiber and protein (around 16 g of each per serving). It provides good amounts of iron and magnesium, which makes it a great meal option for women dealing with cramping and heavy bleeding during the menstrual phase of their cycles. Along with that, this soup is an incredible source of vitamins C and B6, which are great for supporting the production of progesterone during the second half of the menstrual cycle, especial