Black bean and veggie soup is a hearty and comforting dish that is great to make on snowy day. It is a perfect dump anything as you go recipe.
We are starting a new week of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Warm Soups & Stews’. It is definitely soup weather here in CO - we already had 3 snows this season and it’s not even winter yet. So today I have a hearty black bean and veggie soup that I made on one of the snow days.
Growing up I was not a big soup eater and it took me a while to actually start making soups in my own kitchen. Thankfully my kids enjoy soups, chilis quite a bit, so I’ve started trying recipes for them. They especially like this hearty sweet potato quinoa chili and noodle soups.
Perfect Soup for Snow days or rainy days:
As I said I made this soup with black beans and veggies on a snowy day. Kids wanted tortilla soup but we didn’t have tortillas or tortilla chips. We were not really prepared for 2 days of snow and didn't have a well stocked fridge. So I used the veggies and other pantry ingredients I had on hand. This is a perfect dump anything want to use up kind of recipe.
Pantry Ingredients to make Black Bean Soup:
I always keep canned tomatoes and beans in my pantry for quick meals like this. Even though using dried beans is economical, canned beans are convenient especially when you are short on time. Ground cumin and dried oregano give this vegetarian black bean soup a delicious earthy flavor.
Use good quality veggie broth (preferably low-sodium), to get nice depth of flavor without actually simmering the soup for too long. I always have veggie broth in the pantry too, which made my 3 soup recipes for this week a breeze to make.
How to Serve the Soup:
Serve this hearty vegetable and black bean soup warm with tortilla chips, grated cheese, sour cream, lime/ lemon wedges and avocado (another ingredient I wish I had). Slurp and Enjoy!!
Sending this to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, themed on Pizzas and Pastas. Don’t forget to check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up today for BM# 106.
Black Bean Veggie Soup
For the Soup:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 Jalapeno, finely chopped
- 1 Small Green Pepper, chopped
- 1 Small Yellow or Orange Pepper, chopped
- 2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 Small Zucchini, diced
- 1 14 oz. can of Fire roasted Tomatoes (or use chopped tomatoes)
- 2 14 oz. of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- ½~1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp Ground Oregano
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Corn
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- To taste Salt Pepper
- As needed Tortilla chips, crushed
- 3 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
- Heat oil in a medium soup pan, add onions, garlic and jalapeno. Cook till onions turn translucent, about 3~5 minutes.
- Add the peppers, potatoes and zucchini; cook for 3~4 minutes.
- Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Next add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer the soup for 20~25 minutes or until the veggies are very tender. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- Serve warm topped with tortilla chips, cilantro and Enjoy!!
- Other Veggies that can be added: Sweet potato, butternut squash, pumpkin etc.
I made a somewhat similar soup for this theme. Canned tomatoes and beans come in very handy when preparing such soups. That is a wholesome and hearty soup for a cold snowy day.
This soup is the perfect recipe for cold days, and snow days like you say! It's quick to make and SO flavorful!
I'm in love with this soup! It has the right balance of veggies to broth ratio, and the addition of the jalapeno is absolutely perfect!
I love how you named this soup because it is absolutely perfect for snow days. Soups are a cozy meal anyways, but when you add the heartiness of black beans, it makes it totally filling and comforting!
A hearty meal in a bowl. So flavorful with a perfect balance of flavors. Love the number of veggies you've used and roasted tomatoes adds a different taste altogether. Would love to make this soup so bookmarking the recipe.
This soup looks so delicious and comforting. I was looking for recipes to finish off the black beans I bought for making burritos and this recipe looks perfect. Will try it soon.
Delicious soup Pavani!! We love soups and will definitely enjoy making and eating this soup. We will have it on a rainy day
The soup looks perfect and so delicious. Nothing can beat a hot bowl of soup to slurpp on snowy day to warm your soul and body.
Bookmarking this as winters have set in here to make it soon.
Nothing beats hot soup in the Winter time and bean soup seems to be a favorite of many people. So easy, flavourful & comfort bowl of soup. Thanks for sharing !
warm bowl of soup is perfect for snow and rainy days. So healthy and nutritious soup with black bean
Hearty soup perfect for the snowy evenings. Love the colorful and enticing pictures too.
At times when we don't have stocks in pantry legumes and lentils save our day... This is a perfect nutritious soup
I am so going to try this soup. I use a lot of black beans but have not made soup with it. I love the use of fire roasted tomatoes. I don't have it right now and will get some soon and make it.
This black bean soup sounds so flavourful and delicious. Perfect comforting and healthy dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This is such a comforting meal. Right now I have a sore throat, When I saw your picture, My only thought how good it would be If I make this soup for lunch. Love the addition of fire-roasted tomatoes. It must have been very delicious.
Perfect soup for cold days, it's meal in a bowl. Love the texture of this soup.
Tried it, fell in love, especially with how the lime balances out the warm mexican flavours and makes it so refreshing at the same time. To make it more kid-friendly I prefer adding some sweet paprika powder instead of chili that adds up to the sweet taste of corn (-;