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Vegan Tangy Black Bean Soup

Vegan tangy black bean soup with lime and cilantro
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 404kcal


  • 4 cans 15 ounces each black beans (or 6 cups cooked black beans)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste--depending on salt content of canned beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 medium lime or 2 tablespoons
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • brown rice vegan sour cream, cucumber, and bell pepper for serving (optional)


  • In a food processor or blender, pulse beans with 1 cup water until a chunky puree forms.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pot on medium-high heat, then saute onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes, or until onions are translucent and fragrant.
  • Pour bean mixture into your pot, followed by remaining ingredients: chili powder, salt, cilantro, lime juice, and cayenne.
  • Allow soup to simmer just until it is hot and bubbly. If you aren't serving your soup right away, and you find it is starting to dry out, feel free to add a splash of hot water.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Serve alone in a bowl, over chips, over rice, or topped with fresh cucumber and bell pepper.


This vegan avocado sour cream is a great addition to this recipe!


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 25g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 6mg