Black Bean Soup! The ultimate comfort food.

two bowls of black bean soup with cilantro garnish

Sopa de Frijoles Negras (Black Bean Soup)

two bowls of black bean soup with cilantro garnish
A mexican soup filled with flavor and protein to the brim.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 154 kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh cilantro (coriander) or parsley (optional)


  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over moderate heat for 1 minute; add the onion and garlic and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Stir in the oregano, thyme, cumin, and cayenne pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute longer.
  • Meanwhile, place half of the black beans in an electric blender or food processor and purée, by whirling for 30 seconds. Add the bean purée. the remaining beans, and the chicken broth to the saucepan, reduce the heat to low, and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish, if you like, with the coriander.


Fantastic for cool evenings or lunch at your desk, black bean soup is a healthy comfort food we love.  Serve with our Southwest-style Guacamole.  Enjoy!
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Serving: 1servingCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 29mgFiber: 5g
Keyword Black Beans
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