Black Bean Soup: Easy Recipe with Canned Black Beans

Ready in just 30 minutes

This black bean soup is extra creamy, rich, and perfectly spiced. It is perfect for vegans and vegetarians. To make it extra hassle-free and easy, we use canned black beans.

By Ksenia
1. January 2024
Rating: 5.00

Why this recipe is great

Easy Black Bean Soup in 30 Minutes

Are you looking for black bean soup ideas but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Many black bean soup recipes are made with dried black beans. That’s why prepping can take hours. Our black bean soup takes only 30 minutes. We use canned black beans. This speeds up the cooking process a lot. It is a perfect meal if you want a quick dinner or lunch. Or you are looking for meal prep ideas for a busy week ahead. Rich in protein, it satisfies hunger in minutes.

I absolutely love to eat this black bean soup for breakfast and before the Gym for extra power 💪!

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Discover the Secrets to Making Black Bean Soup: Recipe, Tips and Hacks Revealed

You only need simple, everyday ingredients to prepare the delicious black bean soup.

First, fry vegetables: onions, bell peppers, and garlic. Add spices. Add the passata and lemon juice to emphasize the flavor. Then, add almond butter to make the soup extra creamy. Finally, put in canned black beans with liquid. Let it cook, and allow the flavors to blend. Remove it from heat and leave it for a while to infuse.

Ready for tips and hacks? First, prepare the spices, chop the vegetables, and measure the ingredients before cooking. Why? Because most cooking steps in this recipe take 1 to 2 minutes. And you need to stir often. You won’t have enough time to measure and chop during cooking. Second, cook the soup on a high heat. We used 7 out of 9. And 9 is max for our stove.

Third, check the ingredients of canned black beans. If black beans contain salt, do not add any. Add a little and taste the soup to see if it’s not too salty. Next, check if canned black beans also contain any spices. We recommend using black beans without spices. If they already contain spices, adjust the spice blend.

Fourth, do not skip almond butter; it adds so much creaminess! You can use peanut butter or cashew butter instead. We tested it, and it tastes different. But it’s still delicious. Use nut butter with nuts and oil as ingredients. No sweeteners or other additives.

Finally, use canned black beans with liquid. The liquid combines spices, almond butter, and passata. And creates extra flavourful broth. The ingredients in a can of black beans may vary from brand to brand, so measure it before cooking. We used two cans of black beans. The weight of the beans containing liquid was around 800 g.

Black bean soup topped with crispy tortilla chips and soft avocado.

Is the Recipe Vegan and Vegetarian?

This recipe is vegan, which makes it also vegetarian. We use black beans, passata, almond butter, lemon juice, spices, and vegetables. Are you vegan or vegetarian and looking for more recipes that are rich in protein? Then this black bean soup is definitely for you. Extra protein comes not only from black beans but also from almond butter and vegetables. Plus, the cooking time is a charm.
Extra Rich in Flavour with Unique Spice Blend

Spices for black bean soup in wooden spoons: coriander, rosemary, paprika, cinnamon, and pepper.

For extra flavor, we developed a unique spice blend for this recipe. These are coriander, rosemary, paprika, cinnamon, and pepper. We are also adding lemon, juice, and passata to add sourness. For creaminess and nutty flavor, almond butter. To balance sourness and add a bit of sweetness, we use cinnamon, almond butter, and rosemary. And you don’t need to add any sugar.

Fry vegetables first and then add spices. Why? This way, the soup develops a unique combination of flavor, spices, and vegetables. Add spices and fry, stirring for 30 seconds to release their flavors. Pour the passata into the pan quickly to prevent the spices from burning.
We recommend adding salt at the end of the cooking process. As mentioned before, add salt only if canned beans do not contain any. Add a little at a time to make sure the soup is not too salty.

Let’s Make the Soup Hussle Free Using Canned Black Beans

Do you have canned black beans at home? Do you want to cook something extra delicious? This soup is perfect! The cooking process takes 30 minutes. You can use canned beans with liquid. The ingredients and spices in this recipe are simple; you have them at home. Let’s start cooking!
Use canned beans without any additives. Check the ingredients of black beans. They can contain beans, water, sometimes salt, and spices. If canned beans already contain salt and spices, adjust our spice blend. We prefer canned black beans without any salt or spices. We better add our own during cooking.

Topping Ideas for the Soup

  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla chips
  • Guacamole
  • Bread toasted in a pan or toaster

Any other topping ideas? Share!

What about dipping crispy, thin potato hash browns into this creamy, warm soup? Check hash browns recipe with a few ingredients to make ultra crispy hash browns. Thin like potato chips and baked in the oven, like hash browns. They are so delicious with avocado or yogurt topping and our rich black bean soup! Craving more veggies? Check asian noodle salad with refreshing dressing and thick, chewy slippery udon noodles.

Black bean soup in a bowl with avocado and nachos on top.

Black Bean Soup | Vegan | Vegetarian I With Canned Beans

5 from 9 votes
This delicious black bean soup is hassle-free & perfect for vegans and vegetarians. Extra easy with canned black beans.
Servings 3 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cans of canned beans 800 g – weight with liquid; do not drain the liquid; we are using it too
  • 25 g oil
  • 80 g onions
  • 100 g bell pepper
  • 5 g garlic
  • 100 g passata
  • 40 g almond butter
  • 15 g lemon juice


  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt if the canned beans are without salt, but if canned beans are salted, do not add any salt


  • Mix all the spices except salt: 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp coriander, ½ tsp black pepper and ½ tsp cinnamon.
    Mixing spices before making black bean soup.
  • Finely chop 80 g of onion, 100 g of bell pepper, and 5 g of garlic.*
    Onions and bell pepper but on a plate. Near them spices in wooden spoons.
  • Cook the soup on high heat (7 out of 9). Heat 25 g of oil (I am using olive oil) in a pan and add onion. Fry for 7-10 minutes.
    Adding onions to a pan with hot oil.
  • Add garlic, and fry for 1-2 min.
    Adding garlic to onions in a pan.
  • Add bell pepper, and fry for 5 minutes.
    Adding bell pepper to a pan and mixing.
  • Add spices, fry for about 30 seconds, and let them develop the flavor.
    Adding spices to onions, bell pepper and garlic.
  • Add passata, and fry for 2-3 minutes.
    Pouring passata into a pan.
  • Add 40 g of almond butter, and fry for 2-3 minutes.
    Adding almond butter. It is thick and creamy.
  • Add 15 g of lemon juice. Add two cans of black beans with liquid (800 g weight with liquid). Cook under the lid for 7-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Check if canned beans contain salt. If canned beans do not contain any salt, add 1 tsp salt. If beans do contain salt, do not add any salt. Add a little at a time to avoid oversalning.
    Adding black beans with liquid to a pan.
  • Remove from heat and let the soup sit for 15 minutes.
    Black bean soup infusing in a pan.



*Measure all ingredients, mix the spices, and chop vegetables in advance. The soup is prepared very quickly. You won’t have enough time to wash and chop everything during cooking.


Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 18gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 1472mgPotassium: 1090mgFiber: 18gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1547IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 5mg
Calories: 413kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Keywords: black bean soup, black bean soup recipe, Gluten-free, Protein, Vegan, Vegetarian

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