Black Bean and Salsa Soup

In a time where money conservation is a must for our family, this recipe is golden. We ate it tonight and could not believe how delicious – and simple – it was! Odds are, you will have several of these ingredients on hand (I did) anyway, which makes it a very inexpensive option.

Black Bean and Salsa Soup


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
Combine black beans, broth, salsa, and cumin in a food processor. Blend until smooth and then transfer to a saucepan. Heat on medium/low for about ten minutes, until hot (stirring often to prevent build-up on the bottom of the pan). Ladle into bowls and garnish with green onions and sour cream (that is, if you do the dairy thing 😉 ).
And just to prove that it was good, here’s a picture of Jack, thoroughly enjoying his soup!


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5 responses to “Black Bean and Salsa Soup

  1. Lindsey

    If one does not have a food processor, would a blender work? And, if a certain husband (ahem, John) did not like, one might call it hate, sour cream…what would be a good substitute?

    I am so going to try this out. Money conservation is key for us as well, in light of our child being due in 15 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!

  2. mamarissa

    A blender would definitely work! You can also only puree one can of beans and then just add the other whole beans to the pot once everything else is pureed. Did that make sense?

    Also, plain yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream. Honestly, you don’t need either, but either will work. You can also use Mexican cheese. We only used the green onions and it was perfect. We dipped corn tortillas in it, too.

  3. Unrelated… 🙂

    Have you tried tie-dyeing your own stuff? Our circle at church did it last fall (actually we tie-dyed our underwear) and I did Suzi a onesie at the same time (not that dress–I bought it). I’ve been meaning to do it again but I’d like to do several things at once. I found some slightly stained onesies for cheap at Goodwill so I plan on doing those. If you haven’t done it you should try–it’s fun!

  4. I’m going to have to try this for Jordan. He is one of those guys who want to know where the meat is, so a recipe that would satisfy him without it would be magical. I had some black bean hummus about a month ago and this recipe reminded me of that. It was good too.

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