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Black bean soup topped with sour cream avocado and cilantro
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5 from 5 votes

Black Bean Soup

A delicious and healthy soup, fun to dress up with toppings of your choice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 176kcal


  • 2 TB olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 10 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 TB fresh lime juice


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil on medium to high heat. Add the chopped onion and salt, then the chopped celery and carrots; sauté these in oil for about 10 to 15 minutes until they are starting to soften.
  • Next, add the garlic and all of the spices and cilantro; mix and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth and black beans and heat the mixture until it comes to a boil.
  • Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  • After simmering for 30 minutes, turn off the heat. With an immersion blender (or whatever you choose to use), blend the mixture in the pan until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Once the soup is blended, add the lime juice, stir and serve.


Serve with lime wedges, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips as desired.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2360IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.