Easy Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup is one of my favorites, and this recipe, which begins with canned black beans and jarred salsa, doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s simple to prepare and makes a quick and tasty lunch or dinner. If you love black bean soup, but don’t like labor intensive recipes, this one is for you.

What do you need to prepare this recipe?

From the Pantry

  • Black Beans
  • Salsa
  • Cumin
  • Bouillon (Chicken or Vegetable)
Easy Black Bean Soup

That’s all that you need to make a tasty black bean soup. No chopping, no sauteing. Just mix everything together. Actually, I used my immersion blender to puree one can of beans and the salsa before adding the second can of beans and the other ingredients, but that step is totally optional. The soup tastes delicious without pureeing the beans.

This recipe can serve four people as a starter or side, but if it’s an entree, or if you have people with big appetites in your home, it really only serves two.

Easy Black Bean Soup

We love to serve this soup topped with sour cream, cilantro, pico de gallo, or sliced green onions, but it’s good on it’s own.

Easy Black Bean Soup made entirely from pantry staples

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Easy Black Bean Soup

This recipe is very simple to prepare and uses only pantry staples. The recipe serves 4 as a starter or side dish, but really only serves two as a main dish. This recipe can be easily doubled. The total cost of this recipe as written was $2.98 for us. This works out to about $0.75 per serving. To decrease the sodium in this recipe, choose reduced, or no added, salt beans and low sodium bouillon.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American, Mexican
Servings 4 starter sized
Calories 104 kcal


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans drained
  • 1 cup salsa (use hot, medium, or mild according to your taste preference.)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon better than bouillon (chicken or vegetable) (or use 1 bouillon cube)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Drain canned black beans and add one can to the saucepan.
  • Add the salsa to the pan with the beans.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the beans and salsa together.
  • Add the remaining can of beans, cumin, water, and bouillon, and stir to combine.
  • Bring soup to a boil on the stove.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Soup can be served topped with sour cream, cilantro, pico de gallo, or sliced green onions. It's also delicious plain.

The following nutritional information is for one-fourth of the soup prepared according to the recipe above. (Approximately 1 cup of soup)

Easy Black Bean Soup Nutrition Label

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