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Black Bean Soup

A hearty and filling main-dish soup that's full of flavor.

Counts as*

  • Cooked VegetableCounts as a serving of Cooked Vegetable
  • Healthy CarbohydrateCounts as a serving of Healthy Carbohydrate
  • Healthy FatCounts as a serving of Healthy Fat
  • ProteinCounts as a serving of Protein


To complete your meal, add Raw Vegetable in amounts recommended by your meal plan.

Serving Size

Makes 4 servings (400 calorie Meal)
Makes 3 servings (600 calorie Meal)

What you'll need

1 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. oregano
2 cans (about 16 ounces) black beans with liquid
4 cups vegetable broth
Juice of one lime
1 small avocado, sliced
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves (garnish, optional)

What to do

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and sauté for several minutes until onion is soft. Add black beans with their liquid and broth; bring soup to the boiling point, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

To thicken the soup, spoon about two cups of the finished soup into a blender jar, cover, and remove the center part of the cover to allow the steam to escape. Blend on low speed until smooth, and return to the pot with the remaining soup. Stir in lime juice.

To serve, garnish with a few slices of avocado and fresh cilantro.

Per serving (400 calorie Meal)

Calories: 360
Protein: 18 g
Carbohydrate: 53 g
Fat: 10 g

Per serving (600 Calorie Meal)

Calories: 480
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrate: 71 g
Fat: 13 g

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