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Black Bean Soup

This flavorful, healthy, one-pot Black Bean Soup is the perfect cure for a cold weather day!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups diced onions
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced thin
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa, I used medium heat
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnishes, not included in nutrition calculations: cilantro, sour cream, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, avocado, crumbled tortilla chips, etc.


  • Heat the oil in a dutch oven or soup pot to medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions, celery, carrots, and a bit of salt and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Cook for another minute. Add the broth and stir to scrape anything up off the bottom of the pot. Add the black beans and salsa and stir together. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove 4 cups of the soup mixture to a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir together until fully combined. Add the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve hot.


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Nutrition Information per (1 cup) serving:
284 calories, 50 g carbs, 9 g sugars, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 16 g protein, 18 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per (1 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Adapted from Cookie and Kate