Super Easy Black Bean Soup

SoupLunch can be interesting around here.

While some of my kids could subsist quite happily on mac and cheese and hot dogs for days on end, there are those of us who wish to be more adventurous and a lot less processed.

So we’ve been using the noon hour to experiment a little.

In the process we’ve discovered that we love roasted veggie sandwiches, hummus of all kinds and anything with pesto.

This week’s adventure in the culinary world was a winner that I had to share – a super easy black bean soup.  Would you believe it has just four ingredients?!

It went together in minutes, was really cheap to make and it tasted great!

Black Bean Soup

4 cups black beans, cooked (2 cans)
2 cups broth (chicken, vegetable or beef)
1 cup salsa
1 teaspoon cumin

Place half of the beans in a blender. Add the broth, salsa and cumin. Process till smooth.

Pour into a saucepan and add the rest of the beans.

Heat through.

That’s it! I told you it was easy.

Serve it with any combination of sour cream, tortilla chips and cheddar cheese.

I think it would be yummy served over a bowl of rice or with a grilled cheese sandwich. We paired it with a piece of fresh, hot homemade Indian Naan – which made the perfect dipper!

I used a mild salsa to satisfy the majority of eaters – but added a healthy dash of cayenne in my bowl to spice it up a little.


I’ve linked this post up with Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

4 thoughts on “Super Easy Black Bean Soup

  1. After several attempts to introduce beans to my family I was pleased when they finally showed a liking to black beans. Then on a grocery shoping outing I had them each pick out a can of beans. Our son played it safe choosing black and our daughter ventured out choosing red. Now I know they like two kinds of beans and I am thankful. *smile* Thanks for sharing this recipie with all of us. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!


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