Crockpot Recipe for Vegetarian Black Bean and Tomatillo Soup with Lime and Cilantro

Vegetarian Black Bean and Tomatillo Soup with Lime and Cilantro
My Dad loved this Vegetarian Black Bean and Tomatillo Soup!

This is a recipe that I came up with in late August, in anticipation of the possibility that having braces might seriously change my eating habits. Although it's true braces have made some of my favorite foods seem like more trouble than they're worth, this soup is worth making even if you don't have a newly-developed fondness for soft foods. The starring ingredient here, and one that makes this a good candidate for Weekend Herb Blogging, is the tomatillos, which my garden is still producing like crazy. Tomatillos are a member of the nightshade family, along with tomatoes and eggplant. Also called "tomato verde," they're an ingredient in many Southwestern or Mexican dishes. And since the host for this Week's Edition of Weekend Herb Blogging is Susan from The Well Seasoned Cook, and since she has a long-running legume love affair, it seems fitting that there are also black beans in the soup. Here is the new Weekend Herb Blogging index page with all the information you need to participate if you've been cooking with some type of herb or unusual plant ingredient this week.

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