Black Bean Soup


Black Bean Soup

Delight your tastebuds with this Super-Delicious Black Bean Soup recipe! Not only is it super simple, and budget-friendly, it’s also hearty and extra delicious. Top with scallions, avocado, corn kernels and enjoy!

Use up pantry staples to make delicious black bean soup.  Combine fresh onions, red bell peppers with black beans, vegetable broth, salt and pepper and some fresh lemon zest with adds a brightness to the soup that is rather unexpected.



Black Bean Soup

A delicious way to use up canned or fresh black beans in a hearty and warming soup.
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Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 4 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • 1. Heat a stockpot to medium and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add onions and bell pepper, sautéing until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • 2. Add cumin and stir to let it toast on the bottom of the pan. Pour in broth and stir, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Add beans.
  • 3. Bring soup to a simmer, letting simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing about half of the beans by pressing them against the side of the pot with the back of a wooden spoon. Soup should be creamy, thick and chunky.
  • 4. Turn off heat and stir in lemon zest. Top with scallions, avocado and corn kernels (optional)

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