Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup Recipe
Photo: James Baigrie

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 97 mg
Calories 151
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 28 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Fat 3 g
Fiber 10 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 9 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 830 mg


1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups fresh salsa
2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 16-ounce can refried black beans
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)


Heat the oil in a saucepan or large pot over medium heat. Add the salsa and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add the refried beans, black beans, and broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls. Top with some of the remaining salsa and the sour cream and cilantro (if using).

Pilar Guzman,

Fake It, Don't Make It,

Real Simple

November 2003
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