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Horizontal image of a white bowl with black bean soup with cheese, sour cream, and jalapeño garnish with a blue napkin and a spoon.

Quick Black Bean Soup (Vegetarian)

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Need an easy, healthy meal? Make this quick black bean soup. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s packed with flavor and fiber to keep you satisfied.


  • 4 15-ounce cans black beans without added salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken stock), homemade or store-bought 
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • Sliced jalapenos and/or chopped green onions (optional)


  1. Pour beans and their liquid into a large stockpot. 
  2. Using a potato masher, lightly mash half of the beans. 
  3. Add chili powder, cumin, salsa, and broth to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. 
  4. Let boil for 1-2 minutes and reduce heat to low. Serve immediately with optional cheese and sour cream.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: black bean, soup, chili powder, cumin