Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

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A hearty, healthy black bean soup with the full flavour of garlic, onion, tamari, cumin and chilli that will keep you warm and fill you up. I love topping the soup with a large dollop of low fat yogurt and more chilli threads for extra kick. Leave out the yogurt or use soya yogurt if you want to veganize the recipe.

Black Bean Soup

adapted from drhyman
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 Small onion, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp Chilli threads
  • 500 g Cooked black beans, canned or homemade
  • 500 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Wheat-free tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • Plain yogurt
  • Chilli threads
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a soup pot. Add the garlic and onions, and cook until onions are translucent.
  2. Add cooked black beans including their liquid, water or stock, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, chilli threads, and sauté a few more minutes. Add tamari sauce and lime juice and simmer one minute more. Serve the soup garnished with a dollop of yogurt and chilli threads. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Rosita Vargas 15/3/14 13:08

Se ve absolutamente delicioso soy fan de las legumbres,lindo plato me gustan sus condimentos,abrazos

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 15/3/14 13:17

Black beans are one of my very favorite beans. I'm not familiar with those beautiful chili threads. I must make an effort to find them.

Medeja- CranberryJam 15/3/14 13:25

Mm..looks so yummy! Such soup would work perfectly as the main dish.

great-secret-of-life 15/3/14 13:45

so healthy Soup Angie.. Love the chilli thread on it

Unknown 15/3/14 14:21

Thanks for sharing this! I love bean soups and I'd try this sometime... I don't know what chilli threads are though as we don't find that here.

Ana Regalado 15/3/14 14:36

Angie , what a hearty and healthy soup ! It must be delicious with all those wonderful aromatics :)

Priya Suresh 15/3/14 16:16

Such a nutritious and very tempting filling soup,loving it.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 15/3/14 16:26

Scrumptious and comforting!



Elisabeth 15/3/14 16:37

I adore black bean soup, and when I decide to make it, I usually cook up a big pot of black beans and freeze some as well!
Love your version, especially with the topping of the chilli threads which I have never even seen or heard of it!

Kathy 15/3/14 19:07

My husband loves Black Bean soup…definitely going to give your recipe a try! Gorgeous presentation and lovely photos, Angie!

Finla 15/3/14 19:45

I am in love with the pic and the soup looks super yumm. Very healthy too.

Angela @ My Golden Pear 15/3/14 20:08

Oh my goodness - that looks so satisfying. Great pics too.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 15/3/14 21:04

I need more meatless recipes and black bean soup ala Angie is a perfect new recipe! I've never seen chili threads before, but I'm sure the flavor is enhanced with them in this soup! Pinned and plussed!

Veronica Miller 15/3/14 22:26

Sounds wonderful, and yogurt is such a great topper in place of sour cream. Those chili threads are so pretty - I've never heard of them and at first thought I was looking at saffron!

Unknown 15/3/14 23:57

I love all your ingredients Angie though I've never heard of chili threads. I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for them.

Gloria Baker 16/3/14 00:18

Angie, this look so good!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 16/3/14 01:56

I've never used chilli threads, but I'm certain they add wonderful flavor to your lovely soup!!!

ann low 16/3/14 03:23

I've never tried black bean soup in this way. Looks so lovely and delicious!

Sue/the view from great island 16/3/14 05:04

I've never heard of chili threads---I thought it was saffron! This soup looks wonderful, Angie!

Unknown 16/3/14 07:53

Loovely soup, Angie. The yoghurt topping and the Chilli threads (new to me)...beautiful complements..:) ela

Koko 16/3/14 08:22

This is such a nice change from chilli, which I would usually pair black beans with. I sometimes top my chilli with greek yogurt instead of sour cream, so I think thats a great idea with this soup, too!

Lite Home Bake 16/3/14 08:38

This looks good and sounds nutritious! Yogurt topping sounds very interesting :)

Kelly 16/3/14 09:27

What a wonderful and hearty soup Angie! It sounds amazing with all the flavors and the chili threads. A big bowl of this would be perfect to warm up with on these chillier nights :)

Vicki Bensinger 16/3/14 09:33

Angie I love black bean soup and this version sounds wonderful. I've never seen chili threads in fact from the photo I thought they were saffron threads. Great recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 16/3/14 10:20

Mmm who said being vegetarian was a loss? This soup looks absolutely gorgeous :D

Choc Chip Uru

jasna varcakovic 16/3/14 11:10

I love black beans...and all other beans! ...Staple, but healthy food for many nations!

My Inner Chick 16/3/14 14:51

This soup looks like it should be devoured in a Minnesota Winter. OMGOSH, Amazingly yummmmy. Xxx
PS. I LOOooove black beans.

Anonymous 16/3/14 15:54

A great dish to warm up body and soul! Great idea to serve it with a dollop of yoghurt

Beth 16/3/14 16:41

I'm a huge fan of black beans, and I think this soup looks terrific!

fimere 16/3/14 19:12

un plat merveilleux plein de saveurs
bonne soiréer

Joyti 16/3/14 19:54

Wow, this sounds delicious. I've been longing for a not-purged soup...this looks perfect!

Catherine 16/3/14 22:10

Dear Angie, This is hearty and healthy. Beautiful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 16/3/14 23:31

I can never get enough black bean soup.. yours looks delicious!

Riceandcoconut 17/3/14 00:40

Looks so good with dollop of yogurt which I like on the soup :)

Ann Jones 17/3/14 01:22

Black bean soup is a favorite of mine! Your pictures are beautiful as always!

noobcook 17/3/14 03:04

this is so healthy. nice clicks!

chow and chatter 17/3/14 03:25

cool soup and love the chili threads never seen these before

the Squishy Monster 17/3/14 03:40

I need to get my hands on some chili threads...I love how you make vegetarian dishes shine with your unique touch, Angie!

Unknown 17/3/14 04:02

What a beautiful hearty soup. This will most certainly get rid of any sniffles. I just adore black beans and the yoghurt topping is an excellent, healthier choice than sour cream. Yum!

Geri Saucier 17/3/14 04:29

Love this soup. Looks delicious and healthy.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/3/14 06:06

Black Bean soup is one of my favorites. Now if I could just find those chili threads. They look a bit like saffron.

The Yum List 17/3/14 06:27

I bet this is a filling and satisfying dish.

MunatyCooking 17/3/14 11:32

Black beans are my favorite, it fills me up and tastes so good in cooking, I'd love to have and Indian bread (Paratha) on the side with this dish. So healthy and light :)

Jeanette 17/3/14 12:13

Black bean soups is one of my all time favorites! I'd love to be able to find some chili threads like the ones you used - so pretty.

Ashley 17/3/14 12:30

I loveee black bean soup and am always looking for new versions to try! This sounds awesome - so many great flavors going on here!

Anonymous 17/3/14 12:36

Looks delicious, this is my grandmas signature dessert,
lovin it with swetened glutinous rice too!!!

[Reply] 17/3/14 15:09

I love love black bean soup. I love your version with the tamarin sauce! Something to try next time.

Unknown 17/3/14 16:43

Black bean soup is by far my favorite soup. So amazing!

Velva 17/3/14 18:06

Growing up in South Florida I have really enjoyed black bean soup…Cuban style. I can totally appreciate the beauty of this soup. Thanks for reminding me that it has been awhile since I have made a really good pot of beans.


Monica 17/3/14 19:47

Love this soup. It's so hearty and nutritious! I always stock beans in my pantry and now I want to go look for some chili threads.

Shashi 17/3/14 20:38

I adore black beans - and your soup looks like comfort in a bowl!

Belinda 17/3/14 21:04

On yet another snowy day, this is perfect!

Eva Taylor 17/3/14 21:39

Tho lose chilli threads look like saffron, I've never seen them before! This soup looks wonderful and would be a very delicious soup on such a chilly day. That bread from your last post sounds perfect with it.

Juliana 17/3/14 22:17

Such a comforting dish Angie...the black beans look delicious and so pretty with the chili threads...
Have a wonderful week ahead :D

Cathleen 18/3/14 01:03

I love a good soup recipe. This looks fantastic, I would love this!

Unknown 18/3/14 01:35

I have soup today also on blog today-))) Yours looks very appetizing-))

Reeni 18/3/14 02:54

I love all the flavors you packed into this delicious and healthy soup Angie! I see two bowls - one for me and one for you. :-) Love that gorgeous tray too!

The Duo Dishes 18/3/14 03:15

Thought those were saffron threads. Never seen chili threads before!

kitchen flavours 18/3/14 04:41

A lovely delicious soup!
Have not eaten black bean in ages!

mjskit 18/3/14 04:48

What a beautifully simple and delicious black bean soup Angie! Black beans have such a great flavor that it's a shame to cover their flavor with a ton of herbs and spices. Your recipe looks perfect. Gorgeous pics!

easyfoodsmith 18/3/14 06:02

Love black beans and the soup looks nice and creamy.

Katerina 18/3/14 08:29

This is one delicious soup Angie! The weather here starts to become more "springy" but the nights are still chilly. This is the type of soup i would love to have for dinner!

Joanne 18/3/14 12:45

I love how hearty black bean soup is! This is great!

Kitchen Belleicious 18/3/14 13:41

that looks so hearty and warm. Needing those warm days to come soon but in the meantime this soup will keep me warm

Eliza Setiawan 18/3/14 14:01

wow, im not a full vegetarian, I still eat dairy products :D Must try this sometime. Tfs Angie :)

Hema 18/3/14 17:49

Filling and delicious soup, chilli threads, hearing it first time, very interesting..

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 18/3/14 17:56

I've never heard of Chilli threads - but they sound wonderful. We love black bean soup and this is lovely. Off to research this wonderful spice!

Alida 18/3/14 21:40

WOW! Super healthy! I find this soup very interesting. I love how you made this soup. The chilli treads are new to me and black beans are just so tasty. Delicious Angie.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/3/14 23:19

How delicious this looks, Angie! I love black bean soup and the flavors in your version elevate it to a new level.

Balvinder 18/3/14 23:56

Love the topping of yogurt or sour cream on bean soup. Chilli threads is new thing for me, looks like saffron.

Alessandra 19/3/14 00:55

I like this soup, and the look of this chili treads… when I saw the photo I thought that it was saffron. I want them!!!! :-)


Chris @ Shared Appetite 19/3/14 01:47

Yum black bean soup is so good! Yours looks absolutely incredible!!!

Daniela Grimburg 19/3/14 08:18

Love the combination of flavors and spices in this gorgeous soup!

grace 19/3/14 13:29

of all the soups in all the lands, black bean is my favorite. great version. :)

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 19/3/14 17:19

Angie, I love soups, all kind of soups. Some of the ingredientes you've used are new to me: chilli threads and the tamari sauce. I shall look for them.

Pam 19/3/14 19:04

I love black bean soup - this looks hearty and delicious.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 19/3/14 19:13

We love black beans but I never thought to turn them into a luscious, warm soup! What a great idea - this looks so delicious!

Evelyne CulturEatz 19/3/14 20:49

Black beans are in my tops favorite beans. Never thought of making a soup with it and I have to say it looks wonderful. Got to get my hands on chilli threads too, sounds like a fun addition.

Mother Rimmy 19/3/14 22:56

I got hooked on bean soups and stews during my Weight Watchers days. They're packed with fiber and so filling.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 20/3/14 00:58

Your black beans look and sounds delicious. I'm going to have to look for the chili threads as they add such a pretty finishing touch to your dish.

Lisa Ho 20/3/14 03:40

Beautiful soup, nice for our soon to come cool weather :D
oh my that chilli thread…don't think I could get that here :(

lenia 20/3/14 08:17

What a fantastic soup!My definition of comfort food!Lovely dishware!\
Kisses,sweet Angie!

Barbara 20/3/14 13:53

I wish I made soups more often. This looks marvelous, Angie. Does it freeze well too?

My Little Space 20/3/14 17:34

Angie, your black bean soup sounds really interesting. Have never had anything like this before. Wish I can have a bowl too. Slurpppp.....
Hope you're going to have a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

lena 20/3/14 19:18

never had black bean prepare this way but indeed sounds hearty and nutritious !

Jeannie Tay 21/3/14 02:50

I seldom see beans soup cooked in savory way, usually it's a sweet dessert or made into paste for buns now curious as how it taste cooked this way, looks delicious!

Terra 23/3/14 03:21

I have never had chili threads, I love the idea of using them in soup. This is one of my favorite. Soup choices! Your recipe looks fantastic! Hugs, Terra

Gina 23/3/14 18:09

Just the soup for our continuing cold and rainy weather in Virginia Beach! Where can I find chili threads?

sprinklesandsauce 24/3/14 02:01

this black bean soup looks very appetizing! love the addition of tamari!

tigerfish 24/3/14 05:44

I like your idea of yogurt and chili on top of the black bean soup!

Blog do Chocolate 24/3/14 15:27

Dear Angie,

This soup would be perfect for today, it's raining, can you imagine ?
Doesn't look like Spring time !
Anyway, your soup looks delicious !


Helene Dsouza 25/3/14 13:02

Oh what a treat. I am going to get black beans now from the shop to try this tonight!!

Asmita 25/3/14 16:38

Will be making it this week. We love beans and this looks perfect!

The Duo Dishes 30/3/14 21:04

Love yogurt in soups! It's super creamy, and the flavor is great.

Carol 31/3/14 22:40

Fantastic! Black bean is a favorite at my house, yours looks amazing, Angie!

tigerfish 1/4/14 04:35

I like the touch of chili threads! Need to go look out for this item. :)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/4/14 03:27

Mmm... some lovely flavors going on in this veggie bowl of goodness - chili + lime is a winning combination in my books. This looks warming and delicious Angie. Perfect for this transitional weather we're having :).

AdriBarr 4/4/14 23:35

I adore black beans, and with these spice, I bet this soup is an absolute winner.

Nippon Nin 21/4/14 06:08

This sounds so good! I think I can make this tomorrow night. I have everything including the chilli threads.

[Reply] 24/5/14 22:26

I make black beans at least twice a month. Using laurel, garlic, green pepper, onion and cumin. Cuban style. I like your additions.


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