Unbelievably Quick Black Bean Soup

Unbelievably Quick Black Bean Soup

Published February 22, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


If you're looking for an incredibly fast yet delicious soup, look no further. Instead of chopping and cooking all the ingredients for traditional black bean soup, use a jar of salsa instead, preferably fire-roasted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 1/3cups
Calories per serving: 197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Sodium 576mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 35.0g 12%
Protein 11.0g 15%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cups low-sodium salsa
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white hominy
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Baked tortilla chips

Step by Step:

  1. Place salsa in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until most of the excess liquid has been reduced.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. If you prefer a thicker soup, you can remove and puree 1 cup of bean mixture and stir it back into soup.
  5. Serve with garnishes.