By Chef #1153650 on March 23, 2009
"I've been trying to replicate Panera Bread Co.'s black bean soup because I love it so much. I think this is my best attempt. Their soup has no discernable vegetables - just black beans in a thick bean broth. I've added vegetables here but pureed them so that they are just thickening the soup and adding fiber. This got an "A" for "almost like Panera's" from my family!"
Serving Size: 1 (109 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"My daughter loves Panera's black bean soup, so I thought I would give this a try. I found the flavor to be a bit bland and had to double the spices. I may have added too much water though. I also tried to use my emulsion blender and I don't think the soup got smooth enough, so next time I will use my food processor. Overall, my daughter liked it!"