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Spicy Black Bean Soup

Tasty black bean soup full of veggies and a kick!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black bean, soup, spicy
Servings: 9 1 cup
Calories: 311kcal


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flake
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 3 15oz can low sodium black beans drained & rinsed
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream


  • Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and salt. Cook,stirring constantly, until onions are translucent.
  • Add jalapeno, carrot, bell pepper, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes.Cook until vegetables are soft, 7-9 minutes.
  • Add broth, corn and beans. Bring to a slow boil over medium-high heat, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook until beans are very soft and flavors are combined, 20 minutes.
  • Using a standing or immersion blender, blend half the soup, or to your preferred texture.
  • Stir in lime juice, cilantro and black pepper.
  • Top with about 2 tablespoon avocado, 2 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Add extra cilantro or lime juice, if desired.


Nutrition Facts (per 1 cup with toppings): 311 calories, 12g fat, 4g saturated fat, 17mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 0.5g added sugar, 14g protein,  200mg calciu, 712mg potassium, 272mg phosphorus, 149mg oxalate