Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe

Now that fall is here to stay, time to break out the soup recipes. Soup is a great way to keep calories in check. Stick with broth soups that have lots of vegetables and/or beans for lower-calorie choices. Here is one of my go-to recipes for really good black bean soup. bbs-300x220It uses canned beans which can be high in sodium so be sure to rinse well to remove over 1/3 of the sodium indicated on the label.

Black Bean Soup

1 teaspoon olive

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon ground cumin or chili powder (or combination)

2, 14 ½ ounce cans black beans, drained

2 cups chicken broth or water

salt and pepper to taste

yogurt or low-fat sour cream for topping

  1. Sauté the onion in olive oil in a large pot.
  2. After 2 minutes, add the cumin or chili powder.
  3. Add one can of beans and broth or water.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat, stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and use a hand blender to puree ingredients or transfer to a blender and puree.
  6. Add the second can of beans to the pot and cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until bubbly.
  7. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Serve topped with yogurt or low-fat sour cream.

Recipe makes 6 servings – Calories per serving 192