Thursday, January 12, 2012

Easy Peasy Black Bean Soup

You know those nights when you just don't feel like cooking? Or those days when you swear there's nothing in your pantry? Or that last day right before payday when you feel totally broke?

Meet my favorite recipe: Black Bean and Salsa Soup

This recipe is originally from Allrecipes, but I've made some delicious modifications!

Here's what you'll need to do for this easy peasy (and cheap!) meal:


  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup chunky salsa (or 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Optional:

  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese

  • Directions:

  • In an electric food processor or blender, combine 2 cans of beans, broth, salsa, garlic, and cumin. Blend until fairly smooth.

  • Add the third can of black beans into a saucepan. Add the blended bean mixture and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.

  • Ladle soup into 4 individual bowls, and top each bowl with the optional toppings

  • I promise this meal does NOT taste like it came out of a can!! And it's so filling and yummy for these cold winter nights!


  1. yum! this sounds/looks great and so easy! i'll have to try it out :)

  2. yum! I'm gonna have to try this!

  3. I just picked up more black beans at the store. Might have to try this next week. :)

  4. This sounds really good! And quick and easy, just the way I like it!

  5. This sounds great! I often do bean soups and dishes - so cost effective and healthy too!