This black bean soup is so tasty and nutritious. It is warming on a cold fall or winter day. It is easy to make and filled with nutritious superfood ingredients. Black beans are my favourite bean.
Let’s not forget that this stew is full of protein which is from the beans. Do cook the beans so they are not gassy. Learn How to Cook Beans: see my recipe. It is easy to cook beans but it requires planning ahead of time.
Also, check out the 7 ways to avoid gas from beans. You don’t have to get gas from beans when you cook them correctly and follow the tips I give in the ways to avoid gas.
Find out all about the other healthy ingredients I used for this recipe:
Black Beans are the main ingredient in this black bean soup. This superfood has an abundance of nutrients (protein, vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and lots of healthy fiber). They are one of the most commonly consumed beans in the United States and are popular in Latin American countries.
They are a great source of plant-based protein; they are great for people who avoid eating animal products. 1 cup of black beans provides 15.2 grams protein (30%) of fat-burning protein. Protein is required by nearly every body function. They are often eaten with a grain that works together to make up a full protein making them a very good source of protein for vegetarians.
Carrots – Forget about Vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy superfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, anti-aging, and much more.
Onion: WHO recognizes that onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients. These add a great taste to this black bean soup.
Celery – is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing health properties.
Coconut oil – once thought as a heart disease-causing saturated fat is now been proclaimed ‘the healthiest oil on earth.’ Discover how this transformation came about and the top 12 benefits of this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Peas – many people think green peas are just a poor man’s meat or a cheap restaurant side-dish that puts ‘green’ on your plate. However, peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition that are a boon for your health and the whole planet. They add a green colour to this black bean soup. Read all their benefits, how to use them properly, and some easy recipes.
Himalayan salt: Salt that is actually healthy for you!
Time to make your delicious black bean soup.
Black Bean Soup
- 1 onion medium
- 2 celery stalks
- 3 carrots
- 1 cup fresh peas or frozen
- 1 cup cooked black beans, keep the water they are cooked in
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- Cook black beans for 2 - 3 hours, the time is dependent on the age of the beans. (cook according to this recipe)
- Chop the onion into small pieces
- Saute the onions in the coconut oil.
- Chop the celery and slice the carrots.
- When the onions are golden brown, add the cumin and coriander and stir/saute for a couple of minutes.
- When the beans are soft (use the water they are cooked in to make this stew), add the celery and carrots and cook for another few minutes.
- Simmer for 1/2 hour or till vegetables are tender.
- Crush the cardamom seeds.
- Mix in the peas, cardamon and add salt to taste.
- Now enjoy your delicious black bean soup.
Now that you have learned how to make black bean soup, time for some more recipes.
Here is Another Black Bean Recipe
Here are a few of my favourite soup and stew recipes:
Lentil Stew is Nutritious, Full of Superfoods and Is Tasty – Lentil stew has all the benefits of the mighty superfood lentils which are full of protein plus many more nutritious vegetables. And it is a tasty meal.
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious – This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too. I love that it is so creamy without the addition of cow’s milk and the crunchy almonds on top.
Pumpkin Soup-With onion, ginger, spices and pumpkin, this soup is delicious! I was given a very large pumpkin and did not know what to do with so much. So I created this recipe.
Easy Peasy Green Pea Soup – This green pea soup really is yummy and it is a super easy soup to make. Hearing me say that frozen peas taste good is amazing; as I don’t even like to eat frozen peas. But this creamy green pea soup is really delicious and within a week I had it twice!
Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup – This shiitake mushroom miso soup is a delicious start to a meal and it is full of many health benefits from the mushroom, seaweed, miso, and ginger. It is a delicious superfood soup for you.
Kabocha Squash Soup – This is my favorite soup which I developed a few years ago. Every time I make it for friends they just love it and so do I!
Soba Soup – a Japanese Favourite – If you want a delicious noodle soup recipe that is gluten-free, and perhaps even grain-free try this soba soup.
Pumpkin Stew -The main ingredient in this pumpkin stew is of course pumpkin which is a low-fat food, high in antioxidants and has a significant amount of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! This pumpkin superfood is full of antioxidants to help you reduce the risk of cancer and the right nutrients for healthy eyes and beautiful skin.
Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty. It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too. It is very good for cold winter days.