Good Black Bean Soup Recipe


  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 4 cups cooked black beans or 2-3 15oz. cans rinse and drained
  • 1 Fresh tomato diced
  • 1 Large potatoes (about 1-1 and 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder (adjust to taste or leave out )
  • 4 cups broth or more chicken or vegetarian
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • fresh cilantro/parsley leaves , optional
  • avocado (to serve) optional


  1. Heat the olive / canola oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add the onions, garlic, thyme, ginger, paprika, jalapeño and sauté, stirring occasionally until onions are soft and translucent – about 6-7 minutes. Do not brown.
  2. Add the black beans, potatoes, tomatoes, bay leaf, bouillon powder, chicken and salt .
  3. Sauce for about a minute or two , add broth then bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for about 25 minutes or more until  potatoes are  tender and soup has a creamy consistency.
  5. Adjust seasonings and thickness of soup according to preference with broth and spices.
  6. Remove, garnish with fresh parsley leaves or cilantro and serve warm with corn bread and avocado

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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