Recipe for Black Beans Soup Overview
This recipe for black beans soup is unique in that it has minimal ingredients and still contributes a great, unique flavor. This particular recipe uses a lot of black beans. It uses Pico-de-Gallo and is a great usage of leftover Pico-de-Gallo if, for example, you’ve recently had Fajitas.
Easy Recipe for Black Beans Soup
- 1 blender
- 3 cans canned black beans 14-16 oz cans; Bush's is our preferred brand
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup Pico de Gallo
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ⅓ cup water optional depending how thick you prefer youe soup
- Open and drain beans. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer blender ingredients into medium saucepan. Cook on medium until reaching a soft boil.
- Dish out, add an optional dollop of sour cream or garnish. Enjoy!
- ½ cup diced tomatoes Alternately, use canned drained diced tomatoes
- ½ cup diced sweet onion
- ½ pepper jalapeno Slice down the middle, remove the seeds, and chop small.
- ¼ cup cilantro, freeze dried Alternatively, use fresh chopped leaves, about ½ quantity more.
- ½ Tbsp. lime juice Can use more to taste.
Black Bean Soup Quick
By design, this particular recipe of black bean soup creates the shortest, possible steps to make. It is much faster than others. One aspect for speed is a recipe of black bean soup made with canned beans.
Another is the idea that you can use leftover Pico de Gallo, if you have that.
And, finally, the focus is to blend all the soup ingredients together so, there’s no individual separations of layers or special cooking of part of the items.
Black Bean Soup Easy Healthy
The good thing about this easy and quick black beans soup recipe is that it can be your main course for a meal. With that being the case, overall calories for a typical dinner will be less.
Black Beans in Soup
Black beans contain many essential nutrients, such as fiber, protein, iron and calcium, and are a great alternative to meat. Being a soup that includes a lot of black beans, the health benefits of black beans soup can be heart healthy. Here is good information about the extreme health benefits of black beans themselves.
Pico de Gallo Black Bean Soup
The inclusion of Pico de Gallo in this black beans soup adds even more nutritional values. It has antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. And, it adds to the Cuban flavors as well! Suzanne Allen talks about its benefits in her outstanding article “What are the Health Benefits of Pico de Gallo?“.
If you don’t have any leftover Pico de Gallo, you can dice the needed ingredients for it, and toss them into the bulk mixture for blending. If you don’t purchase Pico de Gallo from the grocer, here’s our authentic recipe for Pico de Gallo we use.
How much protein in black bean soup?
This homemade black bean soup recipe shows about 19g of protein per serving, using the ingredients shown.
Nutritional Values of Black Bean Soup
The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.
Black Bean Soup for One or Two
Yes, we make this recipe at times just for one or two. That’s the advantage of using the built-in “Recipe Resizer” feature in the recipe. You can use it to reduce it in half, for example. That leaves it at 2 servings. However, it calls for 1-1/2 cans of black beans so, you can further reduce it by using just one can of black beans and cut back a little bit on the remaining ingredients. It will be perfect for one person.
Black beans are one of the most popular types of bean in Latin America and other parts of the world. This recipe for black beans soup is a perfect way to get your day’s dose of protein, fiber, iron, calcium and B vitamins. And, you simply cannot beat the flavors experienced with this speedy recipe. Plan to make it soon!
And, if you’d like a change of pace for another great tasting soup, here’s a homemade tomato soup recipe to try.