This Spicy Black Bean Soup is easy to make with canned black beans and the flavor will impress you! A must-make, easy recipe everyone loves.This is a vegan black bean soup that’s also gluten free.
If you’ve been hanging around here awhile, then you know I love a good soup. Soup season if one of my favorite times of the year; although, I love soup all year round…anyone else with me?!
I have so many healthy soup recipes her on the ol’ blog. Butternut Squash Soup , Vegetable Lentil Soup , and Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Beans are just a few of my favorites. Make sure to check it out is you like an easy soup recipe. I have lots!
I’m excited to add this Spicy Black Bean Soup to my collection. There’s so many delicious flavors and textures. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add the perfect amount of spice. If you’d like, you can top it off with some sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, jalapeño, or a dollop of sour cream. It would also be good served with some tortilla chips and the best guacamole recipe!
The flavor isn’t the only thing I love about this hearty soup. It’s also full of nutrition. Black beans are a great source of protein and have so many health benefits. The veggies are full of vitamins and minerals, and the cumin can help fight inflammation making this soup an all around delicious and healthy meal.
- Make sure you pour in all the sauce from the canned tomatoes. The juices have so much flavor!
- Freeze this soup, and warm it up when you don’t have time to cook. It will last in the freezer for 3 months. You can store it in a freezer bag or any airtight container.
- Top it off with your favorite toppings. Sliced avocados, fresh cilantro, and limes are all great options.
- If you like a creamy black bean soup, you can use a blender or an immersion blender to blend a portion of the soup until it’s super creamy. Stir it back into the pot, and you’ve got a creamy soup!
- To make it even spicer, add some red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, your favorite hot sauce, or jalapeños.
Recipe Ingredients–What You Need
I love using avocado oil when cooking. It’s rich in healthy fats and can improve heart health. You may substitute olive oil if you’d prefer.
Onions add great flavor and are full of vitamins and minerals. They contain many antioxidants and compounds that can help fight inflammation.
Carrots contain 73% of your daily requirement of vitamin A. They also contain lots of biotin, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin B.
Although celery is 95% water, it’s a great source of important antioxidants and reduces inflammation.
Red Bell Pepper
Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A and C. I like the flavor of red bell peppers the best in this recipe. You can use other kinds if that’s what you have on hand.
Cumin has a slightly sweet, warming flavor that tastes delicious in this easy black bean soup. It can help promote digestion, improve blood cholesterol, and fight inflammation.
Oregano tastes bold and earthy which is great in this soup. It’s rich in antioxidants and fights bacteria.
Salt and Black Pepper
Just a little bit adds the perfect amount of flavor!
Not only does garlic have the best flavor, it has many great health benefits. It contains many medicinal properties that can help combat sickness.
Canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes
These tomatoes have a sweet and smoky flavor that’s so tasty in this soup. Make sure you add in all the juices in the canned tomatoes.
Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce
These peppers have the perfect amount of spice. They’re low in saturated fat and cholesterol and contain lots of iron, fiber, and vitamin A.
I used low sodium vegetable broth for this soup. It’s full of vitamin A which can help improve your eyes and enhance vision.
Black beans are a great source of protein in this soup. They’re great for blood sugar regulation and also have a good amount of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. For a thicker soup, add an additional can of black beans.
Sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, or sliced jalapeño would be great in this spicy black bean soup.
How to Make Spicy Black Bean Soup
I think you’re going to love this healthy black bean soup recipe . It’s great for any night of the week because it’s so easy and the whole family will love it.
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and then add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and sauté another minute.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes, chipotle peppers, vegetable broth, and black beans and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve with optional toppings, if desired. Enjoy!
How spicy is this soup?
The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are what makes this soup spicy. It’s on the spicier side, but I’d still rate it a medium level of heat. But if you’d like to add more heat, either add more chipotle peppers, or I’d recommend topping it off with jalapeño peppers. You can also add some hot sauce!
On the other hand, if you’d like it to be mild, simply leave out the chipotle peppers and there’ll be no heat.
How many servings is this recipe?
This soup will serve 6 people as a main course. If you’re serving it as a side, it will serve more people.
What goes well with this spicy black bean soup?
This soup would go well with some of my dinner rolls on the side! You can also serve it with some tortilla chips. It would also be lovely with this Southwest Chicken Salad if you like a soup + salad combo!
Are black beans healthy?
YES! Black beans contain antioxidants, fiber, protein, and carbs. They are also high in iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium which makes them nutritionally powerful. They are considered an anti-inflammatory food and can decrease your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
What toppings go well on this soup?
Sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, sliced jalapeño, or a dollop of sour cream (dairy or non-dairy to keep this vegan!) would all be great in this soup!
Can I use any kind of bell pepper?
I like the flavor of red bell peppers best in this recipe, but you can use green peppers if you prefer.
How long will this soup last?
Soup will usually last for about 3 days. If you freeze it, it will last for 3 months.
How should I store this soup?
You can store this soup in any air-tight container in the fridge. You can also store it in the freezer.
How should I reheat this soup?
This soup can be reheated on the stove top or the microwave until it’s warm.
More soup recipes for you to try!
If you love this spicy black bean soup, I think you’ll love these other soup recipes!
- Anti-Inflammatory Chicken and Rice Soup
- Roasted Red Pepper Soup
- Crockpot White Chicken Chili
- Greek Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo
- Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup
- Red Cabbage Soup
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