Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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based on 41 reviews
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10 min.
40 min.
4 Servings

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
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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.

- Jeep D from Akron, OH


I used Vegetable broth (instead of water and bouillion) and no-salt Black Beans. Did not compromise the taste at all - it is EXCELLENT!!

- B from

For vegetarians

You can use vegetable broth instead of the chicken bouillion, it still tastes very good!

- Jen from WI

Finiky eaters

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.

- Chris Peasley from Albany New York

Amazing flavour!

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! ;-)

- Wendy T from

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175
  • Calories from Fat: 7
  • Total Fat: 1g (1% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1153mg (48% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 38g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.5g (42% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 9% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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