Black Bean Soup

January/February 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4 (482 votes)

This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. We make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.

"This recipe is an excellent jumping off point for you to embellish if you're in the mood, or it's great just as it is. Normally, I add one crushed clove of garlic, substitute chicken broth for the water and add salt only at the end since...

35 Reviews for Black Bean Soup


Even my (picky-eater) husband loves this. I used my emulsifier to puree half the soup instead of a blender. Chopped avocado on top is great too. Love this recipe.


This soup is so good! I only use 2 1/2 cups of water, and it comes out to a good consistency. The second time I made it, I added a little more salsa and threw in a chopped tomato, and it was even better. I used nonfat plain yogurt as a substitute for sour cream, and I couldn't even taste the difference.


While this soup was a bit watery when it was fresh, it tasted great after a day in the fridge. Definitely don't skip the lime, it adds a very nice tang.

One caveat, however - while we all know that beans tend to promote, er, flatulence, this soup seems especially potent. If I'm going to a social event later in the day, then I won't eat this.


So good just as written! Only change i made was to add a garlic clove with the onion. My hubby, who snubs his nose at anything without meat, had two bowls! Will make a double batch next time because my teenage sons are looking for leftovers.


So good - made it last night for the first time. I left out the onions, added some leftover rotisserie chicken, and served it over a bed of brown rice. Even my 7 year old said "it's not terrible."


Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner