Black Bean Soup Recipe

Black bean soup recipe

This black bean soup recipe can be whipped up all year long incorporating any seasonal vegetables you can think of. I have used fresh corn, zucchini and spinach in this recipe, but you can substitute any seasonal vegetables that you think “sound good!” I have been known to shop my refrigerator and use whatever I find! It’s great for that!

I believe that anything tastes delicious when combined with cilantro or other fresh herbs! I read that you are either born with the cilantro gene or hate it! I lived in Morocco for 8 years and hated cilantro for the first 5 years. I ate it often though, as it is in much of the food there. At the five year mark, I realized that I had developed a love for this unique herb. So if you are a hater like I was, keep trying to like it! It grows on you! Everything tastes better with cilantro now and adding herbs is a great way to use less salt in your healthy soup recipes! As you become accustomed to a different palate, you need less salt and that is a healthy diet habit to adopt!

Ingredients for Black Bean Soup Recipe

  • 1 pound bag of black beans cooked or 4 cans drained and rinsed black beans
  • 2 onions chopped
  • ¼ cup garlic
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo fresh salsa
  • 1 jalapeño chopped or a can of chopped green chilies
  • 2 cups frozen organic corn or 4 fresh cooked corn removed from cob or seasonal veggie
  • 3-4 zucchini chopped or seasonal vegetable of choice
  • 2 cups chopped spinach chopped (6oz bag)
  • 2 (16) oz can tomatoes
  • 2 T chili powder
  • ¼ cup cilantro or more (garnish)

Directions for Black Bean Soup Recipe

  • Fry the onion and garlic in olive oil until golden
  • Add the beans, salsa, corn, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, and chili power
  • Add water if it is too thick
  • Cook until the vegetables are tender
  • Serve and garnish with cilantro, cheese, tortilla chips or a bit of Plain Greek Yogurt!

Black bean soup recipe

I often broil fresh corn tortillas spritzed with a bit of oil and serve them with the soup! It’s a simple, filling meal that uses only one pan! That works for me because I am also lazy! I like to eat well, but not spend hours making meals or doing the dishes afterward! Enjoy!

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See my 7 Quick & Easy Soup Tips that will help you to prepare healthy soup recipes quickly! From the broth to vegetables, beans, whole grains, and meats. Find shortcuts to help!

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