Black Bean Soup Recipes
Black Bean and Chorizo Soup
Kathy Gunst's cookbook Soup Swap is filled with dishes like this hearty black bean soup studded with crispy chorizo that will quickly find a place in your recipe rotation. This soup is easy to double and the perfect make-ahead: Freeze in individual portions and pull out what you need for a satisfying dinner or last-minute houseguests.
Summer Black Bean Soup with Corn and Tomatoes
This recipe works best with fresh corn and tomatoes at the height of the season. Add them in right at the end so they maintain their texture and fresh summer flavor.
Mexican Black Bean Soup with Sausage
This authentic black bean soup with sausage is as warming as it is delicious.
Black-Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa
Black beans, often served in a soup or stew, have been a mainstay of Mexican cuisine for thousands of years. Black-bean soup is also popular in the Caribbean, where rum, sherry, or peppered wine is often added toward the end of cooking. We add the sherry somewhat earlier in this version, which combines elements of both traditions.
Black Bean Soup with Crispy Tortillas
This ultrasimple soup requires little more than a couple of cans of black beans, some onion and a bit of cumin. A topping of fried tortillas (or store-bought chips) adds crunch.
Spicy Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Crema
For a healthier version of this crema, try using nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream.
Sherried Black Bean Soup with Shrimp
Living in Miami, surrounded by Cuban culture, Michelle Bernstein has grown to love black beans, particularly in thick and chunky black bean soup. She makes a silky version by adding cream to the beans, then blending them until frothy.
Easy Black Bean Soup
To dress up this simple soup, serve it alongside diced avocado, tomatoes, tortilla chips, and sour cream as toppings.
Ancho Chile Black Bean Soup
If you can't find ground ancho chile, you can use the dried peppers. Simply rehydrate one large pepper, puree, and add to the soup with the vegetable stock.
Black Bean-Coconut Soup
Using coconut milk as a base makes this soup is rich and creamy without a drop of cream.
Turkey and Black-Bean Soup
Ribbons of bright green spinach float in a rich-tasting broth that's chock-full of turkey, black beans, and bacon. The soup may remind you of chili, and in fact it's flavored with chili powder, along with cocoa, oregano, and Tabasco sauce.