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Easy Black Bean Soup (VEGAN!)

5 from 7 votes
This Black Bean Soup is a 30-minute, one-pot vegan recipe! It’s creamy, healthy, and loaded with flavorful seasonings. Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve it warm or enjoy it cold as a black bean dip!
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 jalapeño fine dice with seeds (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons chipotle powder choose your heat level, or omit. We use 2
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 quart 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3-14.5 ounce cans black beans drained and rinse
  • for garnish: cilantro sprigs cotija cheese (optional: leave out for vegan) and avocado


  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot add oil, onion, carrots and celery and cook until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add jalepeño (if adding), garlic and all seasoning and spices and cook for 1 minute to toast them (be careful not to breathe in any spicy steam).
  • Add in lime juice, vegetable stock and black beans. Raise the heat to high to bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes, until the vegetable stock reduced and the soup has thickened slightly.
  • If you want to puree the soup (we do), reserve 1-2 cups on the side. Using  an immersion blender, puree the soup. Stir in the reserved soup.
  • Garnish with cilantro, avocado and cotija cheese, if using.


  • When reheating leftovers, add a drop of broth to make it less thick.
  • Want a black bean dip? Don't add broth when reheating and it will go from black bean soup, to a nice and think black bean dip.


Serving: 6gCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 67.8gProtein: 21.9gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 1.8gSodium: 1200mgFiber: 16.4gSugar: 5.4g
Author: Lexi