Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A hearty bean/vegetable soup--even if you're not a vegetarian. You could save time and use canned beans instead of dried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight; drain.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat oil. Add in garlic, onion, red peppers, celery, celery leaves and carrots. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until veggies start to soften.
  3. Add water, bay leaves, canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Add drained black beans.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  5. Discard bay leaves and serve.
Most Helpful

Fabulous flavorful soup! I made this just as described except we topped it with a spoonful of sour cream.

Marsha Mazz January 18, 2008

I used only eight cups of liquid (4 cups of organic vegetable broth and 4 cups of water). The consistency was just right after I food processed it. I needed to add extra salt to flavor the soup more. I loved the soup and I also gave this soup to my friends who was undergoing cancer treatment.

saichoonchoo January 06, 2013

FABULOUS VEGAN NUTRITIOUS DELICIOUS! I made a half recipe as stated but did a quick soak for the black beans by bringing them to a boil turning off the heat and soaking for 3 hours. This recipe was perfect and satisfying all it needed was a bit more salt at the end. Half a recipe was 3 large servings for us. Made for the Zaar Stars tag game.

Engrossed May 19, 2008