This was sooo good! My family loved this. It was even better then Paneras! I followed the recipe except I omitted adding the salt
I followed the recipe fairly closely, but I had to substitute one can of pinto beans for the black beans. I also had to mash the beans rather than pureeing because we don't have a blender. The soup was well received by my five and eight year olds ---- quite a feat! Thank you. Excellent recipe.
This was a hit with my Panera-loving husband! Since I cooked my black beans from scratch (I used 1 1/2 cups dry beans & that turned out to be just enough) instead of using canned ones, I had to add a little more salt than the recipe called for. I used the 1 1/2 cups water the recipe called for, but I think I would try 1 cup or 1 1/4 cup next time. I would have liked it to be thicker. The black beans I cooked had plenty of liquid in them also. I put the finished product in a bread bowl and we had it for dinner with salad, grape juice & a chocolate chip cookie. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I have uploaded my photos, but I don't see them yet. Maybe there is an approval process. Thanks. -A
This recipe is delicious and in my opinion it tastes JUST like the soup at Panera Bread. My only modification was that I cut the salt in half due to reading some of the reviews here saying it was too salty with the full amount. I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks!
Easy and delicious!!
Very Good! I will make this often. I cut the recipe in half before printing because I am looking for healthy, easy recipes for two people. Even with the 'almost there' measurements I followed the recipe as exactly as I could & then tasted it...then I doubled the cumin because I like a more bold taste. I didn't have fresh lemon so I used RealLemon brand & adjusted it to my taste. I left out the salt because it wasn't needed with canned beans & bouillon cube which are both high in salt. I will try it with a dash of cayenne & chili powder as one reviewer suggested. And maybe even fresh cilantro when I have it on hand. Thanks for posting the recipe!
Absolutely delicious! My partner and I both had 2nds (he's a fussy eater) and he's requested it be made again. Very simple and easy to make. I left out the corn starch and substituted carrot for bell pepper. And can recommend serving with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped fresh coriander (cilantro).
Outstanding! Even better than Panera's.
I changed it up a bit and used minced garlic from the jar, and 1/2 large red bell pepper, 1 chicken bouillon cube, 8oz of medium temperature salsa, and about 1/2 cup of fresh, chopped cilantro. Also, used 1 can of plain black beans and 1 can of seasoned black beans to add extra flavor. Added 1 teaspoon of cumin rather than 1/2 t and then sprinkled more at the end. By choice, did not add lemon or extra salt because of salt in the boul cube, salsa, and in the low sodium chic broth. It was perfect!!
For a side dish I made chopped sauteed collard greens with olive oil and garlic and then topped the black bean soup with it. So good! I am going to make a second batch tomorrow and then going to Panera and buy the multi-grain baguette to eat with it. This is a keeper!! Super healthy with fiber, vitamins, and incredibly tasty. 25 stars!!
Very good! Lots of flavor and makes just the right amount for both of us. I did add some finely diced carrots. When the soup was finished, I did add some cooked brown rice. Would recommend this soup any time you want that warm and comfy feeling.
LOVE this recipe. I've been using it on a regular basis since I found it about a year ago!
The only changes I make are to saute the veggies before simmering...and then add some cayenne pepper at the end. I like my soup with a kick!
My husband, despite being a picky eater, loves this soup. I always double the recipe, and it still goes fast!