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Black Bean Soup

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Other: 20 Minutes


  • 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).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 97mg
  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 9mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 830mg

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