Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe : Short Cut With Canned Beans + Healthy

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I stumbled upon this easy Black Bean Soup recipe when my roommate decided she wanted to become vegan. Being the amazing friend that I am, I thought I would aid her in this journey and go in search of Holly’s cookbooks for the best vegan recipe.  I found this recipe for black bean soup. I knew we both would like a healthy black bean soup recipe but I thought finding a solely plant based recipe would be difficult.  But,  I found this delicious vegan Black Bean soup recipe from KITCHEN 101, along with other healthy easy recipes, within the first couple of pages and it’s so good I’m never looking back!

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Quick Healthy Black Bean Soup from KITCHEN 101

Take a short-cut with canned beans combined with southwestern seasoning for an instantaneous delicious recipe for black bean soup. Remember this makes a great crock pot black bean soup also!

Makes 8 (1-cup) servings

1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chopped fire-roasted tomatoes with juice
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups fat-free low-sodium vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In large pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion, green pepper, and garlic until tender, 7 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes with juice, green chilies, cumin, and chili powder. Gradually add black beans and broth.
3. Remove 2 cups of black bean mixture, puree in processor or blender until smooth.
4. Return pureed mixture to pot, bring to boil. Lower heat, simmer 10–15 minutes. Season to taste.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 212, Calories from fat (%) 8, Fat (g) 2, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 576, Carbohydrate (g) 34, Dietary Fiber (g) 14, Sugars (g) 3, Protein (g) 13, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean meat

Terrific Tidbit: Always rinse canned beans to lower the sodium content.

Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe Makes a Flavorful Vegan Soup

Becoming vegan is a new food-related trend and lifestyle choice that eliminates animal products from your diet. Holly’s Black Bean Soup, found in KITCHEN 101, is solely made up of vegetables, beans, and a vegetable stock, making it the perfect flavorful recipe we needed to spice up our dinners. Not only did my newly vegan roommate love it because of its intense amount of flavor, but my other roommates did too! My new favorite recipe for black bean soup! If you like artichokes, you’ll love my Easy Artichoke Soup made in a blender with 5 ingredients!

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Most people use blenders to make their smoothies and this blender even includes a smoothie cup. You can use a food processor or blender to make this easy black bean soup recipe in minutes. I have an Oster blender and here’s a good one you might want to check out.

Crock Pot Recipes and College Students: A Love Affair for Crock Pot Black Bean Soup


I also gravitated toward this recipe because you have the option to use a crock-pot! In KITCHEN 101, a crock pot symbol highlights all slow cooker recipes. Besides, the chapter Crock Pot Convenience contains slow cooker recipes.  What could be better than a crock pot black bean soup?

Crock Pot recipes are the saving grace for any college student. So easy to prepare, I tossed few ingredients into the crock-pot and our nice warm meal cooked by the time we got home from our sorority meetings! You’ll love the flavor and simplicity of this healthy black bean soup recipe.


Recipe For Black Bean Soup from KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence

Try this easy healthy Black Bean Soup recipe by itself or served over brown rice like we did, and I promise you will have your next staple dinner! The fire-roasted tomatoes give the soup a smokey flavor which complements the southwestern seasoning. Forget the dried beans as this soup makes a fabulous quick dinner!  Sometimes, I top with condiments like green onions, cheese and a dollop of Greek plain yogurt.


For Healthy Black Bean Soup Recipe Use Colander
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Did you know that you should always rinse and drain canned goods, especially beans, to reduce the sodium? Love these collapsible colanders. This colander set gives you two sizes and best of all it is easy storage. I recommend this set or any collapsible colanders. They make an efficient kitchen.


Emma Pittman

Hi, I’m Emma Pittman! As a junior at LSU and New Orleans native, I am so excited to be sharing with everyone my perspective on college cooking. With such a great passion for food and eating healthy, I’ve recently discovered that Holly’s recipes are the perfect college recipes as they are time-friendly, healthy, and delicious! Follow along with me as I cook(and eat) some of her easy recipes for healthy cooking.

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