Black Bean-Tomato Soup With Cilantro-Lime Cream

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Cooking Light. This was one of the first black bean soups I made and we all enjoyed it very much. I used an immersion blender right in the pot. Timings are approximate

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan; set bacon aside.
  3. Add onion and celery to pan; cook 5 minutes or until celery is tender.
  4. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon cumin, chile powder, and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in bacon, pepper, beans, tomatoes, and broth; bring to a boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  7. Place half of bean mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters).
  8. Blend until smooth.
  9. Pour into a large bowl.
  10. Repeat procedure with remaining bean mixture; process until smooth. Keep warm.
  11. Combine sour cream, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cumin, cilantro, rind, and juice in a small bowl. Drizzle cream over soup.
Most Helpful

Made soup to warm me in south Louisiana and know that I'd never survive someplace snowy like Minnesota.

gailanng February 06, 2011

oh my!!! this was fantastic!!!!! the lime cilantro cream really made the soup. Thanks!

Amjam811 December 14, 2009

I usually make the Panera version, but I thought this sounded a little different because of the vinegar and liquid smoke. It was really good! Thanks!

Lucky Clover May 10, 2012