Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup Recipe
Canned beans give you a jump-start to tasty bowls of Black Bean Soup. Enjoy bites of carrots, red bell pepper, and celery in every spoonful.


Serves 6

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 16 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1052 mg


1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
3 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper
6 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, carrots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 12 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin. Sauté for about 3 minutes.

2. Stir in broth and beans, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove 2 cups of soup and puree in a blender. Stir pureed soup back into pot and cook 5 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Spoon soup into bowls, top with yogurt and cilantro and serve.

Also featured in: All You, June 2012;