Plant Based Recipes

Easy Black Bean Soup

Easy black bean soup being shown with a side of homemade bread, garnished with cashew sour cream, cilantro and green onions Yummy!!


Easy Black Bean Soup pictured with fresh homemade bread

Why try my Easy Black Bean Soup?

I just love the flavour profile of a good black bean soup. Even before I was vegan, black beans were one of my favourite legumes. This Easy Black Bean Soup is really fast to pull together-under 20 minutes! Its really healthy and full of fiber and protein. I hope you guys enjoy it!

How to make my Easy Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Black Bean Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 2 tbsp. Canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 4 cups of black beans or two cans
  • 2 veggie broth cubes
  • 6 cups of hot water
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes

For the garnish:

  • cilantro if you like it
  • green onion
  • Cashew sour cream or Tofutti
  • lime juice


How to make Easy Black Bean Soup:

The Nitty-Gritty

  1. Heat your oil in a large soup pot over medium heat
  2. Dice your yellow onion and add to your soup pot. Cook for 5 minutes until it starts to go translucent.
  3. Add in your minced garlic cloves to the yellow onion. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in your cumin, oregano and salt. Cook for 2 minutes to incorporate the flavours.
  5. While your veggies and spices are cooking, dissolve the 2 veggie broth cubes into a cup of hot water. Add this to your soup pot.
  6. Now add an additional 5 cups of water. Pro tip-if you want your soup to cook faster add hot water.
  7. Add in your 4 cups (2 cans) of black beans and 1 cup of canned tomatoes.
  8. Bring this up to a simmer.
  9. Now take 2-3 cups of your soup and move it to the blender. Process until smooth then add it back to the rest of your soup. This will help thicken your soup and add to the depth of flavour.
  10. Now add in your frozen corn and allow your soup to cook for an additional 5 minutes. While your soup is cooking, dice your fresh tomatoes.
  11. Remove your soup from the heat and stir in your fresh tomatoes. This adds great texture and a fresh flavour to your soup.
  12. Divide your soup into bowls and garnish with some cashew sour cream, green onions, cilantro and a hit of fresh squeezed lime juice. If you are brave, kick up the heat with some Tabasco, red chili flakes or jalapeno!

1 cup of canned tomatoes being added to Easy Black Bean soup

image of a veggie bullion cube for the easy black bean soup
diced fresh tomatoes to be added to easy black bean soup
cilantro to be added into easy black bean soup

This Easy Black Bean Soup should only take you guys 20 minutes max to get on the table from start to finish. Be sure to check out my dry bean hack to save you even more time, waste and money:)

homemade brean being dipped into easy black bean soup

Serve your easy black bean soup with some fresh homemade bread to really impress your family:)

Easy black bean soup being shown with a side of homemade bread, garnished with cashew sour cream, cilantro and green onions Yummy!!

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Until next time guys,

Megan Kerry

Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!

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