Quick Black Bean Soup

I have always loved black bean soup and most of the time I get it out, but every so often I like to make this quick recipe. Of course, it’s not exactly the same, but it’s still very tasty, very filling and also very healthy (lots of protein and fiber). I like my black bean soup really thick, but if you don’t then just add a cup or so of water/veggie stock/chicken stock. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (I recommend saving a little for garnish)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed (or more cloves if you love garlic like I do)
  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped OR 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Chop onions and mince/press garlic
  2. Saute onions, garlic, salt, pepper & spices in olive oil over low-medium heat until onions are tender
  3. Add black beans and tomato to the pot, cover, and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro and/or chopped onion
  5. Enjoy!

(unfortunately, I didn’t have any fresh cilantro, but the chopped onion is great too)

p.s. In general, forgive me if I don’t give enough specifics with my recipes. I am just so big on not following recipes EXACTLY (except when it comes to baking) that I know I probably leave some key info out at times. Please ask away if anything is unclear! :)

11 comments

  1. I am just the same way with never following recipes! And oddly enough, I just made black bean soup a few days ago. :-) Looks delicious!

  2. I love beans and this soup sounds lovely…Going to try it this weekend:) You know how much I love soups:) Kisses and hugs, darling

    Ps: I’m hosting a cool Loop GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

  3. yum-my!! i love black beans and this is a total keeper!! ps-i love your giveaway below. my mom uses so many of those things. so cool to read that.

    xo,
    c

  4. The Like click on wasn’t there again.. Soup sounds great.. another dish you guys are going to have to make for me.. We won’t be going out to eat at all????lol lol.. :)XO

  5. Def. going to try this one…I will be the first to say your improv in the kitchen is really something to write home about!! :)

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