This vegetarian and vegan black bean soup is an easy, quick, healthy, low-fat and high-protein vegetarian soup recipe that will warm up your family in less than 15 minutes flat. It's a versatile recipe that you can also make vegan and gluten-free. It's also easy enough that you can involve your kids in helping to make it, giving them valuable experience in preparing meals.
You will start with canned black beans to eliminate the time for soaking and cooking beans from scratch and you can use commercially prepared salsa or your own fresh homemade salsa.
Need it to be gluten-free? If you need this recipe to be gluten-free as well, just use water instead of the vegetable broth, or check to make sure that the broth you use is gluten-free (most aren't, but there are some which are, so read the label if needed). This vegetarian black bean soup recipe comes to you courtesy of Bush's® Beans.
- 2 15 ounce cans black beans (undrained)
- 16 ounces vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- Optional: shredded cheese
- Optional: sour cream
- Optional: chopped onion
- Optional: fresh chopped cilantro
- Mash one can of black beans with potato masher. Or, pulse the beans in a food processor with a little bit of extra water if needed until they are mostly smooth.
- Pour both cans of beans into a medium-sized saucepan.
- Add vegetable broth, salsa, and chili powder.
- Bring to a boil.
- It's ready to serve once it has come to a boil.
- If desired, serve the black bean soup topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, onion, and cilantro. Of course, you can use vegan cheese and vegan sour cream substitutes.
This recipe makes four low-fat servings of vegetarian black bean soup. If that's more than you and your family will have at once, this is a great soup to enjoy the next day. You can also freeze the extra soup to reheat for lunches or dinners later. You can microwave it to reheat, or gently reheat on the stovetop in a saucepan.
Nutritional Information (excluding optional ingredients):
calories from fat: 24
Total fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 0m g
Total carbohydrates: 32.9 g
Dietary fiber 11 g
Protein: 14.5 g
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 3%
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- More easy vegetarian bean soup recipes: Beans provide protein and flavor in these hearty vegetarian and vegan bean soups.
- Black bean and zucchini tortilla soup recipe: What can you do with zucchini? Here's an idea if your garden is giving you a bounty.
- Gluten-free vegan dinners: If you've had to ditch gluten as well as eggs, meat and dairy, here are some gluten-free vegan ideas to help you to decide what to have for dinner.