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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Salsa Verde

Serves 4

2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, drained

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 cup prepared salsa verde

1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnish (optional)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Garnish: 1/4 cup light sour cream, cilantro sprigs

Puree all ingredients except garnish in a blender until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan or Dutch oven and bring to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered and stirring frequently, to blend flavors, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve, garnishing with sour cream and optional cilantro sprigs.

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