Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very good, simple vegetarian black bean soup. Originally came from back of a box of Premium Saltines (hence the name). The recipe originally called for chicken broth, but I use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart saucepan, cook onion and cumin over medium heat until onion is tender.
  2. Add 2 cans black beans and vegetable broth to the pot. Puree with a stick blender.
  3. Stir in remaining black beans, salsa, and lime juice.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

I'm so glad I tried this... I'm not a salsa lover but was looking for an easy soup and I do love black beans. The first day it seemed just OK but the next day it had become outstanding! I'd make sure to give it a day or two for the flavors to blend.... It was so easy to make even my husband could do it! Thanks Bill

Heart 'N Soul December 10, 2006

This was excellent and very easy. I cut the cumin in half and instead of pureeing the two cans of beans I just mashed them as much as I could with a potato masher. Took to a church potluck and got many compliments and a few requests for the recipe as well as a request to make it again for a soup dinner next weekend. Thanks for the recipe Bill!

flower7 November 26, 2006

I enjoyed this soup and took it to a church potluck, where one man ate practically all of it over noodles! Thanks Bill! I'm so glad I picked you for the Pick a Chef(PAC) game!

Sharon123 November 05, 2006