Smoky Black Bean Soup

28’s Home Nutrition Program (healthy weight maintenance-female)
Here's a healthy hearty vegetarian winter soup that's ready in under 30 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 403.9 kcal


  • Medium Saucepan


  • 1.5 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 brown onion diced
  • 1/2 carrot diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/2 zucchini diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum deseeded and diced
  • 1.5 garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup black beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • 1.5 tbsp fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1/4 avocado diced


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the olive oil, onion, carrot, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, or until veggies soften. Then add in the zucchini, capsicum, garlic, cumin and paprika and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir through the veggies for 1 minute, before adding the black beans, the vegetable stock and salt and pepper (to taste) and stir it all through.
  • If you'd like to thin out the soup you can add a dash of water to achieve your desired soup consistency.
  • Bring the soup to the boil, before reducing the heat to a simmer for at least 10 minutes, so the flavours can develop.
  • When the soup looks ready, plate up by spooning a serve into a bowl and topping each bowl with avocado pieces and fresh coriander.


If you’re not actively trying to lose weight you might like to serve this soup up with a slice of fresh sourdough and butter.
Keyword Soup, Winter

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