Black bean soup

Our bean soup recipe is a healthier twist on Tex-Mex refried beans
Our black bean soup recipe is protein-rich and delicious!
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Recipe by: Charlie Farrant | Student Dietitian and Running Blogger

Black beans are a great source of protein and fibre, naturally low in fat but very filling. The added spices make this a perfect winter warmer.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½–1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 2 x 380g cans black beans, drained
  • 500ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Time
20 minutes
SERVES:
4
CALORIES:
220
FAT:
5g
SALT:
0.7g
SUGAR:
8.9g
5 A DAY:
2.5
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently cook the onion and sweet potato for 10 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, cumin and most of the chilli and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the beans, stock and 500ml water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup until fairly smooth but retaining some texture (do this in batches if needed).
  5. Return soup to the pan, stir through most of the sour cream and season with black pepper. Reheat if needed.
  6. Divide soup among four warmed soup bowls and serve topped with the rest of the sour cream and chilli.
You can make the soup up to two days in advance but without the sour cream. When ready to serve, heat up the soup and stir through sour cream before serving.