2 teaspoons oil
1.5 cups onion
5 cups fresh tomatoes, pureed in blender or 3 cups tomato sauce plus 2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups cooked black beans (I soaked dried beans and cooked them in the crockpot)
1.5 cups corn kernels
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Salt to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
Puree tomatoes in a food processor or blender until liquified. Alternately, mix 3 cups tomato sauce with 1 cup vegetable broth and set aside.
In a large soup pot, fry onion in oil on medium-high heat until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and thyme, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes/tomato sauce & veg broth, beans, and corn. Stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Salt to taste.