Spiced Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Brooke the Cook in

A black bean soup like no other! Unique and intensely flavored. Warmed pita's make a nice side to this exciting soup.

Top Review by jane49423

I used all the spices, except didn't have any nutmeg. I didn't have vegetable broth so I used a combo of tomato juice and chicken broth. Also added a can of corn and 1/2 cup pasta. Oh, and my family likes meat, so I also cut up a left over bratworst for a little meat. We all liked it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped veggies and saute until onion is translucent.
  2. Add ginger and garlic and saute for one more minute, until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add black beans, vegetable broth and the rest of the spices. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  4. Optional: If desired, use food processor or blender and puree half of mixture (leaving half 'chunky'), then return to pan and heat through.
  5. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon ff sour cream or ff yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro - even though I love cilantro and sour cream; I happen to enjoy this soup 'as is.'.

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