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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

This healthy black bean soup recipe is absolutely delicious and naturally vegan
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean Soup
Servings: 8



  •  1 lb dry black beans
  • 1 small bell red pepper
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 bay leaves


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  •  1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 red pepper, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4, 2 oz cup white wine
  •  1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 chicken bullion, vegans use vegetable bullion
  • salt and black pepper


  • Rinse beans and place in a large pot with about 8 cups of water.
  • Cover and bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let the beans sit, covered for one hour. (Or you can let them soak overnight in cold water)
  • Drain the water, then add 8-10 cups of cold water when ready to cook.
  • Add 1 bell pepper, 2 garlic, small onion and bay leaves to the beans. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about an hour, or until tender, stirring occasionally. (Add water if necessary)
  • Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat oil on low. Add chopped vegetables (onion, parsley, carrots, pepper, garlic) season with salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add the vegetables to the soup after it has simmered an hour, then add wine, vinegar, cumin, oregano, bullion, salt and pepper and adjust water if needed.
  • Cover and simmer on low about 15 – 20 minutes
  • Remove bay leaves, then using an immersion blender, partially blend the soup for about 10 seconds to thicken. If you don't have an immersion blender, put about 3 cups of the soup in a blender, then add it back to the pot
  • Adjust salt, pepper and cumin to taste and ladle about 1 1/2 cups into each bowl.
  • Top with sour cream (extra points), chopped onions, scallions, chives or/or cilantro and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories234.5
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.5g 4%
    • Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
      • Dietary Fiber 19.5g 78%
    • Protein 13.5g 27%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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