Black Bean Soup
A hearty black bean and chickpea soup with the full flavor of assorted bell peppers, jalapeño, scallions, and garlic.
- 3 cups (720 ml) low sodium vegetable stock
- 1 1/2 cups (360 g) canned, drained and rinsed black beans (1/2 beans reserved)
- 1 1/2 cups (360 g) canned, drained and rinsed chickpeas (1/2 chickpeas reserved)
- 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion, sautéed
- 3 garlic cloves, roasted
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) lime juice
- 1 (10 g) jalapeño pepper, seeded
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup (37 g) coarsely chopped red pepper
- 1/4 cup (37 g) coarsely chopped yellow pepper
- 1/4 cup (25 g) chopped scallions, garnish
- Place vegetable stock, beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, and seasonings into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
- Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove the lid plug. Add peppers and reserved beans through the lid plug opening.
- Blend for additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||1 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||19 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|
Black Bean Soup is rated out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by BethLIC from Solid Soup! I made a few tweaks to this recipe, but overall I think it is a solid soup. I blended all of the chickpeas and tossed in all of the black beans whole. I also roasted all of the vegetables, and blended the pepper instead of tossing it in at the end. At the end I tossed in a few roasted corn kernels for some crunch and added a splash of my favorite chili sauce. This soup was flavorful and the texture was velvety. I would definitely make this again.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whitney from Simple and Flavorful This was a pretty easy and simple recipe. The Jalepeno gave it just enough zing. I thought it was a little heavy on the cumin. Next time I think I will add more black beans at the end for a thicker soup, some grilled chicken would be a nice addition as well.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth the First from Simple and Delicious This soup is great! It can be a little spicy (just don't add as many jalapenos). Overall it is very easy, very healthy, and reheats well.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael242 from Delicious soup! I sautéed the onions and the garlic and topped it with sour cream and scallions. I looooooved it. Very pleased with the outcome.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by JH12345 from Decent enough, but not great Quite a lot of effort for average output. Wouldn't have again.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by RedW from Way too much onion and otherwise bland The soup looked pretty got when made but turned out to have way too strong of an onion flavor. Otherwise, it was very bland. Won't be making this again.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jami from LOVE it I LOVE it! I'm a diabetic and this is a great, healthy option for me. I roasted the peppers, garlic and sweet onions. Added 1/2 a baked chicken breast and some plain non-fat greek yogurt - both to add the protein I need. Didn't have a hot pepper, so I added some verde sauce instead and a bit of Chili- Lime seasoning. this will be a staple for me!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joefirefighter from Great First Soup This is the first soup I tried. Excellent flavor. I think a little chicke breast would hearty it up a little.
Date published: 2016-12-26
I have the older 3600 unit. Can these recipes work with it. Doesn't have the variables.
You can use these recipes by turning your machine to high. If you have the stainless steel container you will want to cut these recipes in half.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Can you blend soups longer at the end to make them extra creamy? Husband had mouth surgery and chunks to chew/bite are a no-no.
You do not have to add the whole ingredients at the end, they are just for garnish. If you want to add them when you add the first part of the recipe to make sure they are completely blended, you can.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Has anyone tried to freeze the left over soup?
You can certainly freeze the left over soup.Make sure you portion in a freezer-safe container. You can just reheat on the stove top when ready to serve again.
Date published: 2016-08-09
The soup came out a little too "foamy". I have had this problem with other soup recipes. Should I add more broth? Is this typical of these thicker soups?
Had that problem too. Add about a tsp of olive, grapeseed or coconut oil and that will prevent the soup from foaming up so much
Date published: 2016-12-20
Can you substitute more black beans for the chickpeas? we are "new" to Vitamin and someone told me to never adjust the recipes
More black beans can be substituted for chickpeas.
Date published: 2016-01-14
No instruction to heat but shows that steam should escape? peppers not reserved but shown added later? Black beans and chickpeas reserved but not added later? recipe very incomplete.
The Vitamix heats the soup by the friction of the blade and the length of time that you blend. So the 6 and a half minute blending time will heat your soup to a nice soup temperature. After the soup has been heated the instructions tell you to add the peppers and the rest of the beans through the lid plug and blend an additional 15 seconds.
Date published: 2015-11-06