A quick and easy, Simple Black Bean Soup is perfect for a cozy weeknight meal.
Before we start with all the springtime recipes, I’ve got one more cozy soup recipe to share with you. This one is incredibly quick and easy. It makes a great weeknight meal paired with a salad or some crusty bread. All you need is SIX ingredients and you likely already have them in your pantry! And I have to say that even though soup seems like a cold weather meal, we eat this one all year round. Try this Simple Black Bean Soup tonight and get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes!
Eat it Chunky or Smooth
I like to puree about half of this soup to make it thick and creamy, but if you prefer it more brothy, you don’t need to do this. This soup is so versatile too! Add rice or quinoa for a hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal, puree the whole thing and use it a dip for tortilla chips, use it to top off a baked potato, or add some macaroni noodles (this is my kids’ fave way to eat it!).
Use garnish and toppings to customize individual bowls: avocado slices, sliced green onion, chopped tomato, a few dashes of hot sauce, vegan sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, squeeze of lime juice etc.
Simple Black Bean Soup
As always, this soup is dairy free and vegan. It is also oil free and packed with protein, fiber, folate, B Vitamins, Vitamin C and Iron. That’s a lot of nutrition in an under 30 minute meal! And if you are wondering if this Black Bean Soup is kid friendly – my kids LOVE it!
If you give this black bean soup a try, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- Diced avocado
- Sliced green onion
- Chopped tomato
- Fresh lime juice
- Hot sauce
- Crushed tortilla chips
- Vegan sour cream
- In a soup pot over medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic and red bell pepper in 2 tbsp water until softened, about 5-6 minutes. Add water as necessary to prevent sticking.
- Add black bean, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15-20 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender, puree as much as the soup as you like (I do about 1/2).
- Serve hot with the toppings of your choice.
Nutrition facts calculated without toppings.
More Easy Soup Recipes to Love: