Black bean soup seasoned with spicy salsa, cumin and lime is perfect on chilly winter evenings. Served with a dollop of plain yogurt and a side of steaming tortillas this soup hits the spot.
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, undrained, divided
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt (optional)
- Fresh cilantro leaves
PLACE 1 can beans with liquid, water and bouillon in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Coat large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
ADD blended bean mixture, remaining beans with liquid, salsa, lime juice, cumin and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve topped with yogurt. Garnish with cilantro.
NOTE: Substituting 1 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube for the chicken bouillon makes this tasty soup vegetarian.
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Very easy to make, very good soup. I used a lime flavored salsa and Bush's brand seasoned black beans. Gave the soup a little kick, which was great.
I used Vegetable broth (instead of water and bouillion) and no-salt Black Beans. Did not compromise the taste at all - it is EXCELLENT!!
You can use vegetable broth instead of the chicken bouillion, it still tastes very good!
I cook once a week for a woman who I've been told is very finiky. When I made this soup it has been requested over and over again. I love it for being soo easy. Thanks for this site so I can find other great recipes.
This is one of my favourite dishes. I use diabetic salsa (or homemade) for my father. I started making new recipes for him when he was first diagnosed and it became an instant favourite! Even my three year old asks for seconds of this one. It's a sure-fire crowd pleaser. I wouldn't recommend it for sleep-overs though. This is one for those who know they will be sleeping alone the night they eat it. LOL! ;-)
So Easy To Make!
This recipe is quick and yummy. I added some corn towards the last 5 minutes of the cooking time and it turned out great! I think even my husband will like this recipe and he hates beans. I didn't have Salsa so I threw in some finely chopped tomatoes and 1 green chilli pepper. Its so good!
healthy and tasty dose of fiber
I love this recipe! However, I did alter it a bit. I used dry bag black beans instead of canned to avoid higher sodium. It turned out great, but it does take more time to prepare the beans. I added shredded cheese to the final product with sour cream instead of yogurt on top. Next time I make it I may add black olives. An alternate idea is to use this soup as a tortilla chip dip for parties because when I made it, it came out on the thicker side. I will try this next time I have guests. OH..and only a 1/4 cup serving of black beans equals almost a 60% daily value of fiber as well!!!
We have made this recipe several times for family & friends & it is always a hit. I am even making it for my daughter's Dora the Explorer themed birthday party which will be featuring Mexican Food. This soup will be the main course! Thanks for a great recipe.
I thought this soup was very easy to make, and was delicious. I did add some matchstick carrots and a small can of corn, to give it more veggies. Salsa definitely added alot of flavor. I used hot!
Best Black Bean Soup Ever!
This is an excellent, easy and delicious recipe! I was reading thru the other reveiws, and I do not understand why so many of them suggests to blend only HALF the beans......... the recipe clearly states to do just that!!!! Maybe they misunderstood the directions, but this is excellent just the way the recipe reads...... a keeper for sure!!
This black bean soup was a hit at my work luncheon. I shared the recipe with a coworker and she was amazed that this simple recipe made such flavorful chunky soup.
Found this recipe from review of Southwest Chicken wraps. Served the wraps and this soup together as suggested and WOW!! My husband loved it and my teenage daughter who is kinda picky actually said it was good! It is great to serve to my veggie friends too. Thanks for another great meal!!
Really great! My hubby loved it! Served it with cornbread! Easy and nice for cooler weather!
Show Off Food!
This is so easy and tasty, your friends will be amazed at the complexity of the flavors. Its like a fiesta in your mouth! No one will ever know this is a meal in minutes!!
Friends and family have all enjoyed this recipe and it is especially great for vegetarians. Easy to make after a long day of work and goes great with cornbread.
I didn't "know" about black beans until my son lived in Ft. Lauderdale and took me to eat at a Cuban restaurant. This recipe, with some rice added, is just as tasty as the black beans served at the restaurant. I have also added sliced smoked sausage to it; with crusty bread it is a meal to be proud of! We love it!
I cannot believe a soup this easy to prepare is so yummy! The texture is perfect, the taste is "restaurant" quality, and it's easy to adjust to your taste. Too spicy? Use mild salsa. Not spicy enough add a little hot salsa! Awesome and perfect for a rainy day.
Quick and Easy
As a mediocre cook, I found this soup very easy to make. Not to mention really good. The next time I make this soup I will make it chunkier.
Black Bean Soup
This was excellent and easy, the wife loved it. I will definitely making it again. The sour cream was great.
Pretty good. Very easy to make and I too used yogurt instead of sour cream. My husband like it a lot-I thought it was a bit tart tasting.
I thought this soup was easy to make, and it tastes great. I used hot salsa, and it was nice and spicy.
Best Black Bean soup I've ever had!! Very easy to make. I substituted sour cream for the yogurt. Delicious.
I tried someone else's suggestion and topped it off with sour cream and grated cheese. Also, I didn't cook the onion first and put them on top at the end. It was fabulous!
Can't get any better than this!
This was excellent. Have made it several times allready. Made it twice according to the recipe (but only blended half the beans as someone suggested). The third time I added cooked, cut-up chicken breast and served it over rice. A very tasty low fat meal that I am going to make again!
This is the best Black Bean Soup I've ever tried. As a beginning cook I found it very simple to do.
I LOVE this recipe. If you add sour cream and grated sharp cheddar cheese, and serve with warm tortillas, it is a terrific winter dinner. I don't care for onions so I leave them out and just use whatever is in the salsa--it still tastes wonderful.
This soup is very good. I topped it with fresh tomatoes and sour cream! YUMMY!--also prefered the chunky version.
I've made the black bean soup a few times now and I love it more each time. It's great to freeze portions and take it to work! This is a recipe that will be devoured by the family so double the recipe if you want any left over.
My husband and I both enjoyed this soup. I took the advice of another reviewer and blended only half of the beans and it had an excellent texture. It was a bit spicy for me, but still had great flavor. A wonderful soup for a cold winter day.
I had been looking for a black bean soup recipe and finally found it! This soup is not only so easy, but it's delicious! It rarely leaves us with leftovers, we eat it all up! I like to have some of the beans left whole also.
Great except as a Leftover
This was a great meal for a cold winter's night. It was easy to make and great to taste. However, we did not enjoy it as well as a leftover-you could taste the salsa way to much.
This soup was out of this world, and I have never been much for soup of any kind. I have tucked away what's left of it in the back of the fridg., and tomorrow, it's all mine!
A real keeper.....
BTW, my whole family loved it as much as me.
Thanks for posting this.
Easy to make and delicious!
Fast and Tastey!!
This soup is perfect for a fall or winter night
fast dinner. Great consitancy and is even better
when you dip warm torillias in it. I loved it
and so did my picky boyfriend.
My husband and I loved this recipe! We like our soup chunky so we only blended half of the beans. Instead of using sour cream or yogurt we topped it off with some fresh cilantro. MMMMMM! My mouth is watering as I think of it.
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My family would have liked this better if there were some whole beans in it. Next time I will only blend 2 cans of the beans as someone else suggested. As it was, they prefered eating it over rice. The flavor was excellent though.
To Die For
This recipe is EXCELLENT! My husband does not like meat very much so I am always on the lookout for alternatives--this was DELICIOUS!!! Try it, try it, try it!!!
Black Bean Soup
Excellent - I would use a dollop of sour cream verses the plain yogurt. Boyfriend ate four bowls, and I did not have any left to give to everyone I told about the recipe. Oh well, looks like I'll have to make more.
It was good!
We really liked this soup and it was very easy. I only pureed 2 cans of the soup to add some thickness.
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