Black Bean Soup

Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe

Warning: The following recipe is simple, the ingredients can be pulled from your pantry, and the dish will be ready in minutes. If you are a serious food snob who feels that truly good food needs to be complicated, expensive, and/or difficult, you may find the follow recipe a little ‘ghetto’ for your tastes. If, however, you like the idea of a recipe that is fast and tastes great, then by all means, feel free to continue reading.

It seems like I always happen to live in a place that requires a well-stocked pantry in case of some natural disaster; typhoons, earthquakes and hurricanes. Rarely do we ever experience such natural disasters but it pays to be prepared. Especially when I am working hard, forget to go grocery shopping and find that I need to make dinner. At times like this, it really pays to be able to go to the pantry and whip up a delicious meal in minutes.

Such is the case of this Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup recipe. As the above warning states, it’s not fancy – no shaved white truffles or other such extravagances (because honestly, how long would white truffles last in the pantry?). This dish just uses stuff I have on hand at all times, including canned black beans, stock, and salsa (I used Hatch Chile’s Organic Mild Salsa this time but have also used their Green Chile Salsa, which is also a nice choice). This soup takes minutes to whip up and although it is not a foodie fantasy, it is really good food! The fresh lime juice is not necessary but it really brightens up the whole thing.

Black Bean Soup Recipe

3.34 from 3 votes
Black Bean Soup
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Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup prepared salsa (I used Hatch Chile brand)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 lime, optional


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ lime, juiced (more or less)
  • Sliced green onion tops (green part) or cilantro


  • Put 1 can of black beans in a blender with the chicken or vegetable stock, salsa and ground cumin. Blend until smooth. Put into a saucepan with the other can of beans and heat over medium heat. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the lime juice.

For Garnish:

  • Stir some lime juice into the sour cream until smooth and swirl some over the top of each serving and garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 725mg30%
Potassium 913mg26%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Heather @CeliacFamily
    November 18, 2009

    This is my kind of recipe: quick and easy, but oh so yummy. Can't wait to try it.

  2. Diana H
    November 18, 2009

    I'm a food snob, because I want it to taste great. It's not the cost it's the flavor that counts.

  3. Lauren
    November 18, 2009

    Love it. Plain and simple. Looks so good!

  4. Peter G
    November 19, 2009

    I love "can cooking" Carol…simple, quick and very economical!

  5. Neel | Learn Food Photography
    November 19, 2009

    Wonderfully done! I love your photographs. This one is very interesting. I like the way you have styled the soup with cream.

    Have you thought about framing the photograph such that the shadow on bottom left can be eliminated? May be either by moving the light source, or framing such that the soup is in the towards the left side of the frame? Just a thought, I am not an expert, I am just learning :)


  6. Daily Spud
    November 19, 2009

    Hey, with soup like that on offer, I'd be movin' into the ghetto! :D

  7. Diane-The WHOLE Gang
    November 19, 2009

    This would be a great soup to have for lunch on Thanksgiving while you're cooking the turkey and everything else. Love quick and easy, but I admit to being a food snob. I guess I have a split personality.

  8. The Gluten-free 'Dish'
    November 19, 2009

    yummo…I love black beans and soup oh yes…but the best part about this is the low expenditure in my energy…go Carol!

  9. Babyfro
    November 19, 2009

    Simply…. very simply, gluten free. Thanks for the idea. I love super quick in a hurry easy to make meals.

  10. toni
    November 19, 2009

    You know something? I don't care one whit about how long it takes to make something, or even whether the ingredients come out of a can. What I care about is how it tastes. And this soup has all the ingredients that make my mouth know that it will taste great!

  11. Sara
    November 19, 2009

    This would be perfect after a trip to the gym!

  12. Arlenesfelt
    November 19, 2009

    Can't wait to try this easy, potentially delicious soup!

  13. IronmanDunn
    November 22, 2009

    Made this today for lunch – simply delicious! I don't think the lime(s) should be optional though – with it and the lime sour cream it was just perfect. And so easy to make!

    I thought I would have some leftovers but it was all gone. I guess I will be making a double batch next time. Definitely going on the list of regular recipes.


  14. dana
    November 9, 2010

    Hi, could you tell me what size of cans for the black beans?

    Thanks! :)

    1. Jeff
      September 3, 2011

      15 oz cans. Says it in the recipe.

      1. September 4, 2011


  15. victoria
    September 21, 2011

    Are you kidding??? I love black bean soup!

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  20. Terri
    October 29, 2012

    You’re site seems pretty nice. I was just a little thrown-off and taken aback by your use of the term “ghetto” as a warning for purist. It’s a little off-putting and darn near offensive.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 29, 2012

      Thanks for say my site is pretty nice :) That is just a bit of humor, no offense meant.

  21. Angie Ward
    January 21, 2013

    Made this for dinner tonight, and it is really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 23, 2013

      My pleasure and thanks for stopping by!

  22. Stefanie
    April 20, 2013

    Sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it!!!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 22, 2013


  23. Stefanie
    April 21, 2013

    Hi Carol,
    I am definitely not a food snob. :) I just finished eating this delicious soup. It was fast, and I topped it with cilantro.

    Thank you, Stefanie

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 22, 2013

      Haha so happy you enjoyed it!

      1. Stefanie
        April 23, 2013

        Thank you again…looking for another one of your recipes to try right now!

        1. Gluten Free & More
          April 24, 2013

          Haha, ok – enjoy!

  24. Cynthia M.
    June 22, 2013

    I just made this for a quick dinner, and it was wonderful. I like my soup a little thicker so I only used 1 1/2 cups broth and mashed the 2nd can of beans a little with a potato masher in the pan. I kept thinking it needed something else but then realized I forgot to add lime. The lime makes all the difference. If I had more energy or time I’d saute up a little onion and garlic to add to the blender, but wonderful as is too… can definitely personalize with spices too…

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 1, 2013

      So happy you enjoyed and and I agree with you about the lime – it works magic in there!

  25. Marie
    July 20, 2013

    I just found your website and am happy I did. I look forward to trying these recipes. Great website!!!

  26. CarolKicinski
    July 24, 2013

    Thank you so much Marie!

  27. Juliest
    October 24, 2013

    SO good! If you want to make this both gluten AND dairy free, canned coconut milk makes an AMAZING addition to this delicious recipe as a substitute garnish for sour cream – you can even still add the lime to it beforehand :)

    To quote my 19mth toddler “Num num nummmMMMmmm!” Thanks for the recipe!

  28. CarolKicinski
    October 30, 2013

    Oh that sounds great, thanks for letting me know. My pleasure and give that toddle a big fat juicy kiss for me :)

  29. CarolKicinski
    October 30, 2013

    Thank YOU! Love that coconut milk tip. Give that toddler a big fat juicy kiss for me :)

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  31. Melonie
    December 29, 2014

    Sounds dee-lish, fast and easy…of course, I don’t mind ghetto-tasting food either, lol! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Sara
    January 16, 2015

    Delicious! Simple and quick, super filling and delicious. Added some rice to it as well. Yum! Don’t think twice about making this soup!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 19, 2015

      Thanks sara, glad you liked it. Good idea with the rice!

  33. Alyse
    October 27, 2015

    Eh. I didn’t really like it. It tasted grainy and weird.

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