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Black Bean Soup

A hearty black bean and chickpea soup with the full flavor of assorted bell peppers, jalapeño, scallions, and garlic.

Black Bean Soup


  • 3 cups (720 ml) low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1½ cup (315 g) black beans, cooked, rinsed, drained
  • 1½ cup (360 g) chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • ½ cup (80 g) onion, sautéed
  • 3 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup (35 g) red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, diced


  1. Place broth, ¾ cup (155 g) beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, and seasonings into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select the Hot Soups progream, or Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and allow the machine to complete the programmed setting, or slowly increase speed to High and blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
  4. Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove the lid plug. Add peppers and reserved ¾ cup (155 g) beans through the lid plug opening.
  5. Blend for additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately.

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