Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Simple Black Bean Soup

Cooking dried beans is low maintenance and a great value. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the beans. Serve with hot sauce or salsa, if you like.

8
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound dried black beans, rinsed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped

Directions

Soak the beans overnight or 6 to 8 hours prior to cooking. Drain and rinse.

In a large pot, bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell pepper, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cumin and chipotle and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add drained beans and 10 cups water. Bring soup to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beans are tender.

Remove 4 cups soup and carefully purée in a blender. Return purée to pot and stir in cilantro, nutritional yeast, and lime juice. Spoon into bowls for serving and garnish with avocado.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
17mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
244mg
16%
Water
8g
0%

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.